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  Tomb of Ramses III
by Jeca011

The colour of painted sunk reliefs is well preserved.

Rameses III, 1182-1151 B.C.

Immediately after his father Setnakht died, Rameses III began a reign dedicated to slavishly copying the deeds of Rameses II. Obviously, Rameses III greatly admired almost everything about the reign of Rameses II. He adopted a similar titulary, gave his children the same names that Rameses II had given his, and modeled his memorial temple, Madinat Habu, on the Ramesseum. Rameses III was an ambitious builder, and erected or added to scores of temples in Nubia, Egypt, and even western Asia.

Rameses III buried the several children and wives who predeceased him in the Valley of the Queens. He himself was buried in KV 11, a tomb that had been begun by his father before he moved to KV 14.

The remarkably well-preserved mummy of Rameses III was found in 1881 in the Dayr al Bahri cache.

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  • Updated Jun 15, 2004
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