|Merenptah - Ramesses II's 13th son|
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|Date(s)||~1273 - 1203 BC|
At almost 60 years old, Merenptah took the throne after the death of his father, Ramesses II, who had outlived his 12 other sons. His reign - considered very short when compared to that of his father's - covered a span of roughly 10 years. Most of the known information on Merenptah's regime refers to his military career as General of the Army - a position realized about 12 years prior to Ramesses II's death. The most illustrious part of Merenptah's rule was the building of a palace after moving Egypt's governmental heart to Memphis.
Death & BurialEdit
With his death in 1203 BC, Merenptah's tomb was placed in the Valley of Kings. However, just as many others located there, it was empty. After much speculation, his body was later found in 1898 along with many others, in the tomb of Amenhotep II.
Merneptah. (n.d.). In Encyclopaedia Britannica online. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com /biography/Merneptah