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KV57: Pharaoh Horemheb

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Pharaoh Horemheb

Born: Unknown

Died: 1292 BC

Name means: “Horus is in Jubilation”

Married to: Amenia, probably before and when he was General: when he became Pharaoh, he married the previous Pharaoh’s daughter, Princess Mutnedjmet, to sure up his link and legitimacy to the Throne: the previous Pharaoh was Ay

Reigned as Pharaoh: Approx. 1306 – 1292 BC



Historians cannot be certain but Horemheb is believed to have been born in Hnes, located on the West Bank of the Nile near Faiyum, which was later known as Herakleopolis. To learn more about this area, click here.

Hnes was dedicated to the God Horus and this is whom Horemheb is named after and later the Deity who he credits with allowing him to rise to Pharaoh-hood. We do not know who his parents were, and it is thought that at birth he did not have any connection to the Royal Family.


Relief of Pharaoh Horemheb

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Pictures from the Interior of Pharaoh Horemheb’s King’s Valley Tomb, KV57



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