People - Ancient Egypt: Pinedjem II
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD 21st Dynasty (990-969) Southern Ruler at Thebes. The capital moves from Tanis to Libyan, to Nubia, to Thebes, to SAIS, and
then back to Nubia and Thebes.
Pinedjem II in Wikipedia
Pinedjem II was a High Priest of Amun at Thebes in Ancient
Egypt from 990 BC to 969 BC and was the de facto ruler of
the south of the country. He was married to his sister
Isetemkheb D (both children of Menkheperre, the High Priest
of Amun at Thebes, by Isetemkheb) and also to his niece
Nesikhons, the daughter of his brother Smendes II. He
succeeded Smendes II, who had a short rule.
His children by Isetemkheb D were:
Harweben, a Chantress of Amun; buried at Bab el-Gasus
(?) Henuttawy, God's Wife of Amun
By Neskhons he had four children: two sons, Tjanefer and
Masaharta, and two daughters, Itawy and Nesitanebetashru.
When Pinedjem II died, his mummy, along with those of his
wives and at least one daughter (Nesitanebetashru) were laid
to rest in a tomb at Deir el-Bahri, above the Mortuary
Temple of Hatshepsut. Subsequently, the mummies of other
previous Theban-based rulers, including the much earlier
18th- and 19th-dynasty pharaohs Ahmose I, Amenhotep I,
Thutmose I, Thutmose II, Thutmose III, Ramesses I, Seti I,
Ramesses II, and Ramesses IX were gathered together and also
laid in this tomb, which was revealed in 1881.
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