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Ancient Egypt
1. Introduction
2. People
3. Life styles
4. Culture
5. Education and Science
6. Society
7. Economy
8. Government
9. Cities and Villages
10. Language
11. Religion
12. Kings / periods
13. History
14. Map

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Ramses 6
Other spellings: Rameses, Ramesses

Ramses 6
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From the grave of Ramses 6 in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor.

King of Ancient Egypt (1143- 1136 BCE), the 5th ruler of the 20th Dynasty.
He was the son of Ramses 3, and the uncle of his predecessor, Ramses 5. His name was not Ramses. This was a name/title he took when assuming power.
Ramses 6 apparently took the throne from Ramses 5, as the victor in a battle between different branches of the royal family. Ramses 6 took revenge over his two predecessors, and had his cartouche inscribed into their monuments. He even usurped the tomb of Ramses 5. He himself built very little, possibly as a result of poor economic conditions in the central administration.
Outside the court, a precarious balance of power persisted. The high priest of Amon at Karnak was still in many respects as powerful as the king.
He was buried in the Valley of the Kings near Thebes, and succeeded by his son, Ramses 7.

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By Tore Kjeilen