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Titulary what's this?
Horus Name Kanakht Meryhapi Sankhtanebemkafraneb
Nebty Name Saaiunu
Golden Horus Name ...miiterfre
Praenomen Sekhaenre-meryamun (early)
Akhenre-setepenre (late form), "Beautiful for Re, Chosen for Re"
Nomen Siptah Merenptah, 'Beloved of Ptah, Son of Ptah"
King Lists  
Alternate Names  
Dates what's this?
egyptsite 1194-1188
piccione 1193-1187
von beckerath 1194/3-1186/5
grimal 1196-1190
malek 1194-1188
redford 1215-1209
dodson 1195-1189
arnold 1204-1198
Predecessor Father Seti II
Successor Regent Tawosret and Chancellor Bay
Associated People
Father Seti II
Mother Tiaa
Burial Place
Rock cut tomb in Thebes, Valley of the Kings KV 47

There is some question as to whether Siptah actually ruled Egypt alone. It is very possible that he was under the regency of his step-mother Tawosret and Chancellor Bay for the whole of his life. If he did rule, it was for a brief time when his older brother, Seti-Merenptah, died before his father. Because Siptah was young -- possibly only fourteen or so -- , his step-mother became his regent.

Siptah died after only six years on the throne, at the age of 20. HIs mummy, which shows signs of his club food, was found in the KV 35 cache, although KV 47 was decorated for him. His red granite sarcophagus, shaped like a cartouche, was found inset into the floor. There were bones found in it, but they were from a later burial, probably in the Third Intermediate Period.



Ramesses I
Seti I
Ramesses II
Seti II


Tomb KV 47, Valley of the Kings