The First Egyptologist
Born: c1281 BC, Memphis, Egypt
Died: c1225 BC
He was the best-known son of Ramesses II after Pharaoh Merneptah.
Khaemweset was the fourth son of the Pharaoh and his wife Isetnefret.
His life’s work was preserving and protecting monuments and temples that his people had built previously and saving the names of those who made them from obscurity. During his father’s reign he served as High Priest to Ptah at Memphis.
Khaemweset oversaw the construction of the Serapeum and presided over the burial of the Apis Bull. He and his older brothers died before their father, so the crown went to his brother Merneptah.
Located In My Personal Library:
The Great Book of Ancient Egypt: In the Realm of the Pharaohs by Zahi Hawass
National Geographic History Magazine Article "Children of Pharaoh: The Family of Ramses the Great" by Maite Mascort (January/February 2023 Edition)
The Pharaohs by Joyce Tyldesley
Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt by Rosalie David