LegacyRamses the Great - The Pharaohs - The People
The Infamous Pharaoh who built many of the best known Monuments that remain standing today
When Pharaoh died his own peoples named him the Great Ancestor and he was revered through Egypt and beyond where he had garnered a strong reputation as a stable King on the Throne.
He was succeeded by Crown Prince Merneptah, his 13th born son and at the time the oldest son who was alive. Merneptah buried his father, as he had requested in the Tomb, he had built for himself in the Valley of the Kings. Tomb KV7. The largest Tomb within this area of the Valley which has a layout similar to his father’s Tomb. The maximum height of the Tomb if 5.8 meters; with a maximum width of 13 meters; it is 168.5 meters long and has a total area of 868.4 meters. Commissioned and hewn from the bedrock in the Valley of the Kings, KV7 is next door to where his son and successor, Pharaoh Merenptah, later constructed his own Tomb, KV8, and directly opposite to the Tomb that Pharaoh Ramses II had hewn out for his sons, named KV5, of which, remains of 52 sons were found.
Regretfully the Tomb has greatly suffered from Floods and much of the decoration and interior walls have been washed away. Luckily, the Priests of Amun had recovered the Mummy of Pharaoh Ramses II and relocated it eventually to the Mummy Cache in Tomb DB320 in the Valley of the Nobles. Click here to walk through the Tomb.