Meritamen

Meritamen in hieroglyphs
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Meritamen
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Beloved of Amun
Meritamen
Queen consort of Egypt
Great Royal Wife
Lady of The Two Lands
Mistress of Upper and Lower Egypt
King’s Daughter, his beloved, etc
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Statue of Meritamen
DiedThebes?
BurialQV68, Valley of the Queens, Thebes
SpousePharaoh Ramesses II
Dynasty19th of Egypt
FatherRamesses II
MotherNefertari
ReligionAncient Egyptian religion
Statue of Meritamen in front of the colossal statue of her father Ramesses II

Meritamen (also spelled Meritamun, Merytamen, Merytamun, Meryt-Amen; Ancient Egyptian: Beloved of Amun) was a daughter and later Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh Ramesses the Great.

Family

Meritamen was a daughter of Ramesses and his favourite wife Nefertari. She appears as the fourth daughter in the list of daughters in Abu Simbel and had at least four brothers: Amun-her-khepeshef, Pareherwenemef, Meryre and Meryatum, as well as a sister named Henuttawy. Meritamen may have had more brothers and sisters, but these five are known from the facade of Queen Nefertari's temple in Abu Simbel.

Her eldest brother - Amun-her-khepeshef - was the crown prince until at least year 25 of the reign of their father. Prince Prehirwenemef is known to have served in the army and is depicted in the battle scenes from Kadesh. The youngest sibling known to us - Prince Meryatum - would later become High Priest of Re in Heliopolis.

Around the time her mother died (around the 24th or 25th regnal year), Meritamen became Great Royal Wife, along with her half-sister Bintanath.

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العربية: ميرت آمون
Deutsch: Meritamun
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