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Nineteenth Dynasty

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Nineteenth Dynasty

Might Makes Right—The Ramesside Period Pt. 1

1295 to 1186 BC

Period

Seat of Power

Factions

Dating System

New Kingdom

Memphis

The Hittites, the heirs of Merneptah

Shaw and Nicholson

 

Toward the end of the Eighteenth Dynasty the Hittites managed to gain a foothold in Syria and Palestine, and conflict with the Hittites would become one of the defining features of the Nineteenth Dynasty.  Founded by Ramesses I, Horemheb’s vizier and appointed heir, the Nineteenth Dynasty saw both glory and prosperity—Ramesses II would practically invent the concept of branding by stamping his name on anything that wasn’t moving—but extended warfare would take a toll on the treasury with long-reaching consequences.  In the end, the dynasty would succumb to intrigues resulting from infighting between Merneptah’s sons, Amenmesse and Seti II.

 

Name of Ruler

Years of Reign

Capitol

Ramesses I

1295 to 1294 BC

Memphis

Seti I

1294 to 1279 BC

Memphis

Ramesses II (the Great)

1279 to 1213 BC

Memphis

Merneptah

1213 to 1203 BC

Memphis

Amenmesse

1203 to 1200 BC

Memphis

Seti II

1200 to 1194 BC

Memphis

Siptah

1194 to 1188 BC

Memphis

Tausret

1188 to 1186 BC

Memphis