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Ramses I

Updated: Jul 1, 2023






While Ramesses I was the founder of the 19th Dynasty, his brief reign mainly serves to mark the transition between the reign of Horemheb, who had stabilized Egypt in the late 18th Dynasty, and the rule of the powerful pharaohs of his own dynasty, in particular his son Seti I, and grandson Ramesses II.


In 1292 Ramses I ascended the throne and shortly thereafter made Seti his coregent to help him assume some of the more rigorous royal duties. While his son planned campaigns against Syria in an attempt to regain Egypt’s lost possessions there, Ramses completed the decoration of the second pylon and its vestibule in the great Karnak temple of the national god, Amon, at Thebes, which was built and partly decorated by his predecessor. He was also involved in the building of the great colonnaded hall in the temple at Karnak and had begun its decoration just before his death in 1290.





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