Pharaoh Ramses V20th Dynasty - The Pharaohs - The People
Pharaoh Ramses V was born to Pharaoh Ramses IV and Queen Duatentopet and succeeded his father at the tender age of 13 years old. his reign, perhaps due in part to his young age, was characterised by trouble.
Towards the end of Pharaoh Ramses V’s reign, a Papyrus similar to a modern-day census shows that most of Egypt’s fertile land was now owned outright by the Temple of Amun at Karnak Temple which gave the Priesthood increased standing and power within the country.
Pharaoh died from the Smallpox disease which immunologists believe was imported on goods to the country rather than Egypt being a region that was endemic to the disease. His burial was severely delayed for up to 2 years after his death. But why? It took the new Pharaoh, Ramses VI, this long to ensure he had defeated the Libyan Marauders and expelled them from Egypt fully so that the Valley of the Kings Tomb and the workers had time to complete their intricate works. Pharaoh Ramses V was eventually buried in Tomb KV9 which was enlarged to also hold his successor’s remains as well, his uncle, Pharaoh Ramses VI. To visit their joint Tomb, click here.