Amenhotep (High Priest of Amun)
High Priest of Amun
Amenhotep, high priest of Amun
|Pharaoh||Ramesses IX, Ramesses X, Ramesses XI|
|Burial||TT 58 (P&M, I-1, 1994, p. 119)|
Amenhotep was the High Priest of Amun towards the end of the Twentieth dynasty of Egypt, serving under Ramesses IX, Ramesses X and Ramesses XI. He was also vizier, or great confidant, to his master and was first prophet of Amun-resonther. He was the son of Ramessesnakht, the previous high priest of Amun.
During the reign of Ramesses XI, the Viceroy of Nubia attacked Thebes to restore order. Paneshy besieged the high priest at the fortified temple of Medinet Habu. It is not known if the High Priest, Amenhotep, survived this attack.
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