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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.[1] He succeeded Smendes II, who had a short rule. His children by Isetemkheb D were: Psusennes II[2] Harweben, a Chantress of Amun; buried at Bab el-Gasus[3] (?) Henuttawy, God's Wife of Amun[3] By Neskhons he had four children: two sons, Tjanefer and Masaharta, and two daughters, Itawy and Nesitanebetashru.[2] 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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