Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Kha'emweset


19th Dynasty

Kha'emweset was the son of Ramesses II and Queen Istnofret. While still a child, he took part in a campaign in Nubia. He designed a burial for the Apis Bulls at the temple of Ptah in Memphis. While in Memphis, he visited Saqqara and commissioned for a historical study of the necropolis. For this he was nicknamed the "Egyptologist Prince." He was very popular and his mortuary cult lasted until the Roman era. He was then incorporated into several Roman legends and was mentioned in the demotic literature for that era.

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Last Updated: June 20th, 2011