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Siptah was the son of Seti II. and his Syrian concubine Sutailja. He came to the throne at the age of 14 and died at the age of 20, what the analysis of his mummy showed - he ruled for 6 years. So the regent Twosret ruled by his name, who was probably his step-mother. Another interesting person of this time was the chancellor Bay, who probably requisitioned his right for ruling. The tomb of the chancellor Bay KV 13 is situated in the Valley of the Kings.

Siptah was buried in the tomb KV 47 in the Valley of the Kings. His mummy was found in the hideaway of Amenhotep II tomb in the end – KV 35.



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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