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The origin of this Pharaoh is very doubtful. One theory says that Amenmesse and Messui, the viceroy at the time of Merenptah, were the same person - the future usurper, who ruled wrongfully for more than 4 years at the time of Seti II. Another theory says that Amenmesse was a vizier of Merenptah.

The Amenmesse reign period is one of the most unclear in the history of Egypt. K. Kitchen believed that Amenmesse also ruled in the north. His final resting place is the tomb KV 10 in the Valley of the Kings and there are traces of devastation from the time of Seti II. (it is highly propable that he ordered the devastation), which indicated illegal rule of Amenmesse.



Message from the Nile

  • History of Czech institution of egyptology

    The Czech egyptology founder is Frantisek Lexa, the author of up to now evaluated work about ancient Egypt magic and Demotic grammar. Seminar for egyptology started thanks to him in Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of Charles University in Prague in 1925. Two years later Lexa became the first regular professor of egyptology in then Czechoslovakia.

  • Abusir - outstation of Czech egyptology expedition

    Abusir is an archaeological locality in Egypt named after nearby recent village Abusir. It is situated on western Nile bank on the edge of Libyan tableland approximately 20 kilometers to the south-west of Cairo. The name of this locality is derived from ancient Egypt god Osiris, from Per Usir (Busiris), "(cult) place of Osiris" (Busiris in Greek).

  • Researches in Western desert

    Czech egyptology is successful in researching not only on pyramidal fields in Abusir recently, but also in supporting and organizing smaller expeditions into egyptian Western desert. Czech expedition has been working even in slowly evanescent oasis El-Hajez since 2003, which is situated about 400 km to the south-west from Cairo.

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