Ark of the Covenant - Bible History Online

Bible History Online

Sub Categories
1. Previous List
Aba-Enlil-Dana
Abalgamash
Abba’El
Abdi-Ashirta
Abdi-Heba
Abdi-Milkutti (=Abdi-Milki)
Abi-Esuh
Abi-Milki
Abi-Rattash
Abi-Simti
Abiba’Al
Abih-Il
Abijah
Abisare
Abishemu
Achaemenes (=Persian Hakhamanish)
Adad-Apla-Iddina
Adad-Idri
Adad-It’I
Adad-Nirari I
Adad-Nirari Ii
Adad-Nirari Iii
Adad-Shum-Iddina
Adad-Shumu-Usur
Adad-Sululi
Adasi
Adda-Guppi’ (Or Hadad-Happe)
Addu-Duri
Agga (Or Akka)
Agum I (Agum Rabu)
Agum Ii Kakrime
Agum Iii(?)
Ahab
Ahat-Milki
Ahaz
Ahaziah
Ahi-’Antu
Aitagama
Akalamdu(G)
Akhat-Abisha
Akhuni
Akizzi
Akkullanu
Akurgal
Alahum
Alaksandu
Alexander The Great
Alila-Hadum
Allumari
Alyattes
Ama-Duga
Amar-Sin (Amar-Suen)
Amasis
Amat-Mamu
Amat-Shamash
Amaziah
Ambaris
Amel-Marduk (=Biblical Evil-Merodach)
Ammi-Ditana
Ammi-Saduqa
Ammishtamru I
Ammishtamru Ii
Ammuna
Ammurapi
Amon
Amos
Amutpi’El
Amytis
Anam
Anatolia
Andarim (Meshigirru)
Anepada
Anitta
Annubanini
Antigonus Monophthalmos
Antiochus I Soter
Antiochus Ii
Antiochus Iii The Great
Antiochus Iv Epiphanes
Antiochus Vii Sidetes
Anu-Aba-Uter
Anum-Muttabil
Apama
Apil-Kin
Apil-Sin
Aplahanda
Appuwashu
Apries
Aqba-Hammu
Arakha (=Nebuchadnezzar Iv)
Arame (=Aramu)
Arda-Mulissu
Ardys
Argishti I
Argishti Ii
Ari-Shen (Atal-Shen)
Arik-Den-Ili
Arnuwanda I
Arnuwanda Ii
Arnuwanda Iii
Arsaces I (=Parthian Arshak)
Artashumara
Artatama
Artaxerxes I
Artaxerxes Ii
Artaxerxes Iii
Artaxerxes Iv
Artystone (Elamite Irtashduna)
Asa
Ashared-Apil-Ekur
Asharedu
Ashlultum
Ashur-Ahhe-Iddina
Ashur-Bel-Kala
Ashur-Bel-Nisheshu
Ashur-Dan I
Ashur-Dan Ii
Ashur-Dan Iii
Ashur-Etel-Ilani
Ashur-Iddin
Ashur-Ketti-Lesher
Ashur-Mukin-Palua
Ashur-Mutakkil
Ashur-Nadin-Ahhe I
Ashur-Nadin-Ahhe Ii
Ashur-Nadin-Apli
Ashur-Nadin-Shumi
Ashur-Nasir-Apli
Ashur-Nirari I
Ashur-Nirari Ii
Ashur-Nirari Iii
Ashur-Nirari Iv
Ashur-Nirari V
Ashur-Rabi I
Ashur-Rabi Ii
Ashur-Resha-Ishi I
Ashur-Resha-Ishi Ii
Ashur-Rim-Nisheshu
Ashur-Shaduni
Ashur-Sharrat
Ashur-Uballit I
Ashur-Uballit Ii
Ashurbanipal (Assyrian Ashurban-Apli)
Ashurnasirpal (Assyrian Ashur-NaṣIr-Apli) I
Ashurnasirpal (Assyrian Ashur-Nasir-Apli) Ii
Ashusikildigira
Asqudum
Astyages
Atarshumki (=Bar-Gush)
Athaliah
Atossa
Atta-Hamiti-Inshushinak I
Atta-Hamiti-Inshushinak Ii (Persian Attameta)
Attahushu
Attar-Kitah
Azi
Aziru
Azitiwatas
Azuzum
Baal
Baal Ii
Baasha
Baba-Aha-Iddina
Babu-Aha-Iddina
Bagoas
Balasi
Bar-Rakib
Baranamtara
Bardiya
Bartatua (In Greek Sources Protothyes)
Baya
Bel-Harran-Beli-Usur
Bel-Ibni
Bel-Re-Ushu
Bel-Shar-Usur (Biblical Belshazzar)
Bel-Shimanni
Bel-Tarsi-Iluma
Bel-Ushezib
Belakum
Beltum
Ben-Hadad Ii (Assyrian Adad-Idri)
Benteshina
Berossus (Babylonian Bel-Re’Ushu)
Bilalama
Burnaburiash I
Burnaburiash Ii
Cambyses I
Cambyses Ii
Croesus
Cyaxares (Babylonian Umakishtar)
Cyrus I (Babylonian Kurash)
Cyrus Ii The Great
Dada-Ahhe
Dadusha
Daiian-Ashur
Dam-Hurashi
Damiq-Ilishu
Dannaya
Dannum-Tahaz
Darius I
Darius Ii
Darius Iii
David
Dudu
Dugdamme (Greek Lygdamis)
Dunnasha-Amur
Duppi-Teshup
Ea-Mukin-Zeri
Eannatum
Ebarti
Ebarti Ii
Ebih-Il (Abih-Il)
Ebrium (Or Ibrium)
Egibi
Ehli-Nikkal
Ekur-Zakir
Elah
Elijah
Elulu (Or Elulmesh)
En-Hegal
En-Nigaldi-Nanna
Enanedu
Enannatum
Enannatum I
Enannatum Ii
Enentarzi
Enheduanna
Enlil-Bani
Enlil-Kudur-Usur
Enlil-Nadin-Ahi
Enlil-Nadin-Apli
Enlil-Nadin-Shumi
Enlil-Nasir I
Enlil-Nasir Ii
Enlil-Nirari
Enmenana
Enmerkar
Enmetena (Entemena)
Enshakushana
Entemena
Eparti (Also Ebarti)
Eparti (Also Ebarti) Ii
Epir-Mupi
Eriba-Adad I
Eriba-Adad Ii
Eriba-Marduk
Erishti-Aya
Erishum I (Also Irishum)
Erridupizir
Esagil-Kin-Apli (=Saggil-Kinam-Ubbib)
Esarhaddon (Assyrian Ashur-Ahhe-Iddina)
Esharra-Hamat
Eshpum
Ethba’Al (=Ittobaal)
Eulmash-Shakin-Shumi
Evil-Merodach
Ezekiel
Ezra
Gabbar
Gandash
Gashuliyawa
Gaumata
Gedaliah
Geme-Enlila
Geme-Ninlila
general
Gigitu
Gilgamesh
Girnamme
Gubaru (=Gobryas)
Gudea
Gungunum
Gyges
Hadad-Ezer
Hadad-Yis’I (Assyrian Adad-It’I)
Hallushu-Inshushinak
Hallutush-Inshushinak
Halparuntiyas Ii (=Assyrian Qalparunda)
Halparuntiyas Iii (Assyrian Qalparunda)
Hammurabi Of Babylon
Hammurapi I
Hammurapi Ii
Hanne
Hantili I
Hanun-Dagan
Harapsili
Hattusili I
Hattusili Iii
Haza’El
Henti
Hepattarakki
Herodotus
Hezekiah
Hiram I
Hishep-Ratep
Hita
Hitlal-Erra
Hosea
Hoshea
Humban-Haltash I
Humban-Haltash Ii
Humban-Haltash Iii
Humban-Nikash I (Assyrian Ummanigash)
Humban-Nimena (Assyrian Umman-Menanu)
Humban-Numena
Humban-Tahrah
Hurbatila
Hutran-Temti (=Hutran-Tepti)
Huttelush-Inshushinak (=Huteludush-Inshushinak)
Huzziya I
Hystaspes
Iaubi’Di (=Yaubi’Di)
Ib-Damu
Ibal-Pi-El I
Ibal-Pi-El Ii
Ibbi-Sin (=Ibbi-Suen)
Ibbi-Sipish
Ibbit-Lim
Ibdati
Ibiranu
Iblul-Il
Idaddu I (=Idaddu-Inshushinak; Indattu)
Idaddu Ii (=Idattu)
Iddin-Dagan
Iddin-El (=Iddin-Ilum)
Iddin-Marduk
Iddin-Sin
Ididish
Idrimi
Ige-Halki
Igrish-Halam (=Yigrish-Halam)
Iku(N)-Shamagan
Iku-Shamash
Ikunum
Ikur-Shar
Ili-Hadda
Ili-Ishar
Ilimilimma
Iltani
Ilu(A)-Kabkabi
Ilushuma
Ilussa-Amur
Imdi-Ilum
Immerum
Ini-Teshup
Ipiq-Adad I
Ipiq-Adad Ii
Ir-Nanna (=Urdu-Nanna)
Iran
Irhuleni (=Urhilina)
Irishum
Irkab-Damu (=Yirkab-Damu)
Irkabtum
Isaiah
Ishar-Damu
Ishar-Lim
Ishbi-Erra
Ishgum-Addu
Ishki-Adad (=Ishhi-Adad)
Ishma-Ia
Ishmah-Dagan
Ishme-Dagan (Of Isin)
Ishme-Dagan I
Ishpuini
Ishtar-Duri
Ishtar-Shumu-Eresh
Ishtup-Ilum
Isqimari (Lamgi-Mari)
Issar-Shumu-Eresh
Ithi-Teshup
Itti-Marduk-Balatu
Ittobaal
Iturya
Jehoahaz I Of Judah
Jehoahaz Ii Of Judah
Jehoahaz Of Israel
Jehoash (=Joash-Ben-Ahaziah)
Jehoiakim
Jehoiakin
Jehoram Of Israel (=Joram Ben Ahab)
Jehoram Of Judah (=Joram)
Jehoshaphat
Jehu
Jeremiah
Jeroboam I
Jeroboam Ii
Jezebel
Joash (=Jehoash Ben Jehoahaz)
Josiah
Jotham
Kabti-Ilani-Marduk
Kadashman-Enlil I
Kadashman-Enlil Ii
Kadashman-Harbe I
Kadashman-Harbe Ii
Kadashman-Turgu
Kaku
Kamanis
Kamash-Khalta
Kandalanu
Karahardash
Karaindash
Kashshaia
Kashshu-Nadin-Ahi
Kashtiliash I
Kashtiliash Iv
Katuwas
Khaianu
Khanni
Khelaruada
Khita
Khulli
Kiden-Hutran
Kikkia
Kilamuwa
Kirikiri
Kiru
Ku-Baba
Kubatum
Kudur-Enlil
Kudur-Mabuk
Kudur-Nahhunte
Kudurru
Kunshimatum
Kurash
Kurigalzu I
Kurigalzu Ii
Kurti (Matti)
Kurtiwaza
Kurunta
Kushtashpi
Kutik-Inshushinak (=Puzur-Inshushinak)
Kutir-Nahhunte
Kuzi-Teshub
Lamgi-Mari
La’Erab (Lasirab)
Lipit-Eshtar
Liqtum
Lubarna I
Lubarna Ii
Lugalanda
Lugalannimundu
Lugaldalu
Lugalkineshedudu
Lugalkisalsi
Lugalzagesi
Luh-Ishshan
Lygdamis
Maacah
Manana
Manasseh
Mandane
Manishtusu
Mannu-Ki-Arbail
Mar-Biti-Ahhe-Iddina
Mar-Biti-Apla-Usur
Mar-Issar
Marduk-Ahhe-Eriba
Marduk-Apla-Iddina (The Chaldean)
Marduk-Apla-Iddina I
Marduk-Balassu-Iqbi
Marduk-Nadin-Ahhe
Marduk-Shakin-Shumi
Marduk-Shapik-Zeri
Marduk-Shumu-Usur
Marduk-Zakir-Shumi I
Mati’Ilu
Matti
Mattiwaza
Mebaragesi (En-Mebaragesi)
Mekubi
Meli-Shipak
Menachem
Menua
Merneptah
Merodach-Baladan (Babylonian Marduk-Apla-Iddina Ii)
Mes-Kiag-Nunna
Mesanepada
Mesha
Mesilim (=Mesalim)
Mesopotamia
Micah
Midas (=Mita)
Mithridates I
Muballit-Sherua
Mudammiq
Mugallu
Mukannishum
Mukin-Zeri
Mulissu-Kabtat
Mulissu-Mukannishat-Ninua
Murashu
Mursili I
Mursili Ii
Mursili Iii
Mushezib-Marduk
Mut-Ashkur
Mutakkil-Nusku
Mutallu (=Muwatalis)
Mutarris-Ashur
Muwatalli (=Muwatalis) (Ii)
Nabonassar (Babylonian Nabu-Nasir)
Nabonidus (Babylonian Nabu-Na’Id)
Nabopolassar (Nabu-Apla-Usur)
Nabu-Ahhe-Eriba
Nabu-Ahhe-Iddin
Nabu-Apla-Iddina
Nabu-Apla-Usur
Nabu-Bani-Ahi
Nabu-Bel-Shumati
Nabu-Kudurru-Usur
Nabu-Mukin-Apli
Nabu-Mukin-Zeri (Mukin-Zeri)
Nabu-Nadin-Zeri (=Nadinu)
Nabu-Nasir
Nabu-Na’Id
Nabu-Sharra-Usur
Nabu-Shuma-Ishkun
Nabu-Shuma-Ukin I
Nabu-Shuma-Ukin Ii
Nabu-Shumu-Libur
Nabu-Zer-Kitti-Lishir
Nabu-Zuqup-Kena
Nadab
Nahhunte-Utu
Nammahani
Naplanum
Naqi’A-Zakutu
Naram-Sin
Nazi-Bugash
Nazi-Maruttash
Nebuchadnezzar I (Babylonian Nabu-Kudurru-Usur)
Nebuchadnezzar Ii (Babylonian Nabu-Kudurru-Usur)
Nebuchadnezzar Iii
Necho I
Necho Ii
Nehemiah
Nergal-Apil-Kumua
Nergal-Erish
Nergal-Etir
Nergal-Ushezib
Neriglissar
Nidinti-Bel (=Nebuchadnezzar Iii)
Nidnusha
Nin-Banda
Ninurta-Apil-Ekur
Ninurta-Kudurri-Usur I
Ninurta-Kudurri-Usur Ii
Ninurta-Nadin-Shumi
Ninurta-Tukulti-Ashur
Niqmadu (Of Qadesh)
Niqmadu Ii
Niqmepa
Nishi-Inishu
Nuptaya
Nur-Adad
Nur-Ahum
Nur-Ili
Nur-Mer
Omri
Osorkon Ii
Osorkon Iv (=Biblical So, Assyrian Shilkanni)
Panammu I
Panammu Ii
Parrattarna
Parysatis
Pekah
Pekahiah
Perdiccas
Phraates Ii
Pisiri
Pit(K)Hana
Piyashili (Assyrian Sharri-Kushuh)
Protothyes
Psammetichus I
Psammetichus Iii
Ptolemy I
Ptolemy Ii Philadelphia
Ptolemy Iii Euergetes
Ptolemy Iv Philopater
Pu-Abi
Puduhepa
Pulu
Pushu-Kenu
Puzur-Ashur
Puzur-Ashur Iii
Puzur-Eshtar
Puzur-Inshushinak
Puzur-Marduk
Puzur-Numushda (=Puzur-Shulgi)
Rakhianu (Biblical Rezin) Of Damascus
Ramasses Ii
Ramesses Iii
Rashil
Rehoboam
Remanni-Adad
Rim-Sin
Rimush
Rusa I
Rusa Ii
Rusa Iii
Sabium
Sammu-Ramat
Samsi (=Shamshi)
Samsu-Ditana
Samsu-Iluna
Sangara
Sarduri I
Sarduri Ii
Sarduri Iii (Assyrian Ishtar-Duri)
Sargon I (Assyrian Sharru-Kenu)
Sargon Ii
Sargon Of Akkad
Saul
Seleucus I Nicator
Seleucus Ii
Seleucus Iii Soter
Semiramis (Assyrian Sammu-Ramat)
Sennacherib (Assyrian Sin-Ahhe-Eriba)
Shabako
Shadditu
Shagaragti-Shuriash
Shahurunuwa
Shallim-Ahhe
Shallurtum
Shalmaneser (Assyrian Shulmanu-Ashared) I
Shalmaneser Ii
Shalmaneser Iii
Shalmaneser Iv
Shalmaneser V
Shamash-Eriba
Shamash-Mudammiq
Shamash-Shuma-Ukin
Shamshi-Adad I
Shamshi-Adad Iii
Shamshi-Adad Iv
Shamshi-Adad V
Shamshi-Ilu
Shar-Kali-Sharri
Sharri-Kushuh
Sharrish-Takal
Sharriya
Sharru-Kenu
Shasa
Shattiwaza (Kurtiwaza Or Mattiwaza)
Shattuara I
Shattuara Ii
Shaushgamuwa
Shaushtatar
Shennam
Shibtu
Shilhak-Inshushinak
Shilkhakha
Shilwa-Teshup
Shirikti-Shuqamuna
Shoshenq I (Biblical Shishak)
Shu-Dagan
Shu-Ilishu
Shu-Iliya
Shu-Sin
Shu-Turul
Shu-Turul
Shulaya
Shulgi
Shulgi-Shimti
Shunashshura
Shursa-Damu (=Shurshi)
Shutruk-Nahhunte I
Shutruk-Nahhunte Ii (=Shutur-Nahhunte)
Shuttarna Ii
Sidqulanasi
Silhaha (=Shilkhakha)
Silli-Sin
Simbar-Shipak
Simut-Wartash
Sin-Ahhe-Eriba
Sin-Balassu-Iqbi
Sin-Gamil
Sin-Iddinam
Sin-Iribam
Sin-Kashid
Sin-Leqqe-Unninni
Sin-Magir
Sin-Muballit
Sin-Sharra-Ishkun
Sin-Shumu-Lishir
Sinqisha-Amur
Siruktuh I
Siwe-Palar-Huhpak
Smardis
Solomon
Sosandros
Sumu-Abum
Sumu-Il (Sumu-El)
Sumu-La-Il
Sumuyamam
Sumu’Epuh
Suppiluliuma I
Suppiluliuma Ii
Syria-Palestine
Taharka
Tahir-Dashinu
Talmi-Teshup (Luwian Ura-Tarhunzas)
Tammaritu I
Tan-Ruhuratir
Tarkhulara
Tashmetum-Sharrat
Tehip-Tilla
Teispes
Telepinu
Telepinu Of Aleppo
Tempt-Agun
Tepti-Humban-Inshushinak (Assyrian Teumman)
Test
Tette
Tiglath-Pileser I (Assyrian Tukulti-Apil-Eshara)
Tiglath-Pileser Ii
Tiglath-Pileser Iii (Babylonian Pul(U))
Tirigan
Tish-Atal
Tisha-Lim
Tools & Searches
Tud(T)Anapshum
Tudhaliya I
Tudhaliya Iii
Tudhaliya Iv
Tukin-Khatta-Migrisha
Tukulti-Apil-Eshara
Tukulti-Ninurta I
Tukulti-Ninurta Ii
Tulpunnaya
Turam-Dagan
Turam-Ili
Tushratta
Tutammu
Tuttash-Shar-Libbish (=Tuta-Shar-Libbish)
Ulmi-Teshup
Umakishtar
Umman-Menanu
Ummannigash
Untash-Napirisha (Untash-Humban)
Ur-Baba (Or Ur-Ba’U)
Ur-Gar
Ur-Mama
Ur-Nanshe
Ur-Ningirsu
Ur-Ninurta
Ur-Utu
Ura-Tarhunzas
Urad-Ea
Urad-Gula
Urad-Nana
Urballu
Urdamane (Egyptian Tantamani)
Urdu-Nanna
Urhi-Teshup (=Mursili Iii)
Urhilina
Urikki
Urlumma
Urnammu
Urtak(I)
Uruinimgina (Uru-Ka-Gina)
Ush (Gish)
Utuhegal
Uzziah
Warad-Sin
Warassa
Warpal(Aw)As (Assyrian Urballu)
Wassurme
Xerxes
Yaggid-Lim
Yahdun-Lim
Yaqarum
Yarim-Lim I
Yarim-Lim Ii
Yarim-Lim Iii
Yariris
Yasmah-Addu
Yatar’Ami
Yirkab-Damu
Zababa-Shum-Iddina
Zabaya
Zakur
Zakutu
Zarriqum
Zechariah
Zedekiah (=Mattaniah)
Zidanta I
Zimri
Zimri-Lim
Zuzu

Back to Categories

July 25    Scripture

People - Ancient Near East: Merneptah
Ancient Near East

Merneptah in Wikipedia Merneptah (or Merenptah) was the fourth ruler of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Ancient Egypt. He ruled Egypt for almost ten years between late July or early August 1213 to May 2, 1203 BC, according to contemporary historical records.[2] He was the thirteenth son of Ramesses II[3] and only came to power because all his older brothers, including his full brother Khaemwaset or Khaemwase, had predeceased him, by which time he was almost sixty years old. His throne name was Ba-en-re Mery-netjeru, which means "The Soul of Ra, Beloved of the Gods". Merneptah probably was the fourth child of Isetnofret, the second wife of Ramesses II, and he was married to Queen Isetnofret, his royal wife, who was likely his full sister bearing the name of their mother. It is presumed that Merneptah also was married to Queen Takhat and one of their sons would become the later nineteenth dynasty pharaoh, Seti II. They also were the parents of prince Merenptah and possibly the usurper, Amenmesse, and Queen Twosret, wife of Seti II and later pharaoh in her own right. Campaigns Merneptah had to carry out several military campaigns during his reign, in year 5 he fought against the Libyans, who—with the assistance of the Sea Peoples—were threatening Egypt from the West. Merneptah led a victorious six-hour battle against a combined Libyan and Sea People force at the city of Perire, probably located on the western edge of the Delta. His account of this campaign against the Sea Peoples and Libu is described in prose on a wall beside the sixth pylon at Karnak, which states: "[Beginning of the victory that his majesty achieved in the land of Libya] -i, Ekwesh, Teresh, Lukka, Sherden, Shekelesh, Northerners coming from all lands." Later in the inscription Merneptah receives news of the attack: "... the third season, saying: 'The wretched, fallen chief of Libya, Meryre, son of Ded, has fallen upon the country of Tehenu with his bowmen--Sherden, Shekelesh, Ekwesh, Lukka, Teresh, Taking the best of every warrior and every man of war of his country. He has brought his wife and his children--leaders of the camp, and he has reached the western boundary in the fields of Perire.'"[4] In the Athribis Stele, in the garden of Cairo Museum, it states "His majesty was enraged at their report, like a lion", assembled his court and gave a rousing speech. Later he dreamed he saw Ptah handing him a sword and saying "Take thou (it) and banish thou the fearful heart from thee." When the bowmen went forth, says the inscription, "Amun was with them as a shield." After six hours the surviving Nine Bows threw down their weapons, abandoned their baggage and dependents, and ran for their lives. Merneptah states that he defeated the invasion, killing 6,000 soldiers and taking 9,000 prisoners. To be sure of the numbers, among other things, he took the penises of all uncircumcised enemy dead and the hands of all the circumcised, from which history learns that the Ekwesh were circumcised, a fact causing some to doubt they were Greek. There is also an account of the same events in the form of a poem from the Merneptah Stele, widely known as the Israel Stele, which makes reference to the supposed utter destruction of Israel in a campaign prior to his 5th year in Canaan: "Israel has been wiped out...its seed is no more." This is the first recognised ancient Egyptian record of the existence of Israel--"not as a country or city, but as a tribe" or people.[5] Succession Merneptah making an offering to Ptah on a column Merneptah was already an elderly man in his late 60s if not early 70s when he assumed the throne.[6] Merneptah moved the administrative center of Egypt from Piramesse (Pi-Ramesses), his father's capital, back to Memphis, where he constructed a royal palace next to the temple of Ptah. This palace was excavated in 1915 by the University of Pennsylvania Museum led by Clarence Fischer. Naneferkaptah was the royal heir, being the son of Merneptah's royal wife, Queen Istnofret (Isisnofret), but he, his wife, and their heir died before the death of Merneptah, and their story survives in text.[7] Merneptah's successor, Seti II, was another son of Queen Isisnofret. However, Seti II's accession to the throne was not unchallenged: a rival king named Amenmesse, who was either another son of Merneptah by Takhat or, much less likely, of Ramesses II, seized control over Upper Egypt and Kush during the middle of Seti II's reign. Seti was able to reassert his authority over Thebes in his fifth year, only after he overcame Amenmesse. It is possible that before seizing Upper Egypt Amenmesse had been known as Messui and had been viceroy of Kush. Mummy Stone sarcophagus of Merneptah in KV8. Merneptah suffered from arthritis and arteriosclerosis in old age and died after a reign which lasted for nearly a decade. Merneptah was originally buried within tomb KV8 in the Valley of the Kings, but his mummy was not found there. In 1898 it was located along with eighteen other mummies in the mummy cache found in the tomb of Amenhotep II (KV35) by Victor Loret. Merneptah's mummy was taken to Cairo and eventually unwrapped by Dr. G. Elliott Smith on July 8, 1907. Dr Smith notes that: The body is that of an old man and is 1 meter 714 millimeters in height. Merenptah was almost completely bald, only a narrow fringe of white hair (now cut so close as to be seen only with difficulty) remaining on the temples and occiput. A few short (about 2 mill) black hairs were found on the upper lip and scattered, closely clipped hairs on the cheeks and chin. The general aspect of the face recalls that of Ramesses II, but the form of the cranium and the measurements of the face much more nearly agree with those of his [grand]father, Seti the Great.[8]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merneptah


If you notice a broken link or any error PLEASE report it by clicking HERE
© 1995-2017 Bible History Online





More Bible History