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Titulary what's this?
Horus Name Kanakht Khaemwaset
Nebty Name Userkhepesh-sankhtawy
Golden Horus Name Userrenputmiredjet
Praenomen Neferkare-setepenre "Beautiful is the Soul of Re, Chosen of Re"
Nomen Ramesses Khamwaset-mereramun ,"Born of Re, Appearing in Thebes, Beloved of Amun"
King Lists  
Alternate Names  
Dates what's this?
AEOrg 1131-1112
egyptsite, piccione 1126-1108
von beckerath 1125/21-1107/03
grimal 1125-1107
malek 1125-1108
redford 1139-1120
dodson 1123-1104
arnold 1131-1112
gardiner 1134-1117
Predecessor Ramesses VIII
Successor Ramesses X
Associated People
Son Montuherkhopshef
Burial Place
Rock cut tomb in Thebes, Valley of the Kings KV6
Added to Karnak, temple at Heliopolis

Of all the post-Ramesses III kings, Ramesses IX was perhaps the most successful in returning Egypt to some sort of stability and power. He made several successful attempts to restore the power and wealth of Egypt -- by traveling to Asia and Nubia and reopening trade routes and reinvigorating state-sponsored building by adding extensively to the Temple at Karnak and at Heliopolis.

His relationship with both his predecessor, Ramesses VIII and his successor, the little-known Ramesses X is unknown.

Tomb robbing became so commonplace during Ramesses IX's reign. The well-known scandal of tomb-robbers vandalizing the tombs in the Valley of the Kings occurred during his reign, and he left behind many documents about the prosecution of the vandals and the subsequent protection of the vulnerable tombs It was during this time that many of the mummies were removed from the vandalized tombs and put into the royal cache of mummies at Deir el-Bahari where they were discovered in the late 19th century.

His own mummy, buried in the Valley of the Kings KV6, was removed to the Deir el-Bahari cache in the 21st Dynasty by Pinodjem II. The tomb is like many of the others for pharaohs in this dynasty -- the initial relief scenes at the entrance of the tomb become painted scenes further in, as if they ran out of time and had to finish the tomb rapidly and with less skill. THe burial chamber itself may have been a corridor originally, and only widened into a burial chamber when the king died before the tomb was finished. The burial chamber is well known for it's scenes of the "Book of the Night" inscribed in yellow on a dark background on the walls.

KV6 is the first tomb in the valley, and has been open since antiquity. Dozens of inscriptions in the tomb were left by ancient visitors.

His son, Menuherkhopshef, was buried in he Valley of the Kings as well, in a tomb originally intended for Ramesses VIII. It was discovered in 1817, and displays some of f the most technically excellent construction work in the entire valley.



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Tomb KV 6, Valley of the Kings