Ramesses IV


Ramesses IV
(reigned c. 1153–1147 BC)
   Throne name Usermaatre, later Hekamaatre. Son and successor of Ramesses III. He may be identical with a Prince Ramesses, son of Ramesses III, whose tomb (KV53) was prepared in the Valley of the Queens but obviously abandoned upon his accession. He successfully overcame the conspirators who assassinated his father and had them tried and punished. The Harris Papyrus recording the benefactions of his father was compiled during his reign. Ramesses IV appeared to have intended to undertake massive construction works in the Theban area, but he died when the work was barely begun. He doubled the number of the workmen at Deir el-Medina so his tomb KV2 in the Valley of the Kings would be completed. His body was recovered from the royal cache in the tomb of Amenhotep II in 1898.
   See also Duatentopet.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier
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