Meryptah

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Meryptah
High Priest of Amun
Predecessor probably Ptahmose
Successor probably Maya
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh Amenhotep III

Meryptah was a High Priest of Amun during the time of Amenhotep III.

He is known from a statue mentioning Meryptah with Anen, Amenemhat and Si-Mut who were a 2nd, 3rd and 4th prophet respectively. Aldred conjectures that Meryptah succeeded Ptahmose and served until the end of the reign of Amenhotep III. Meryptah would have served from ca. year 20 of Amenhotep's reign until the end of that reign.

Meryptah was granted burial in Thebes (Qurna). Some funerary items were recovered from a pit excavated in the early 19th century. Items include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyril Aldred, "Two Theban Notables during the Later Reign of Amenhotep III", Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 1959
  2. ^ Topographical Bibliography etc.
  3. ^ C. W. Hayes, The Scepter of Egypt II, pg. 306
  4. ^ Reeves, Nicholas, 2000, Ancient Egypt, The Great Discoveries, a Year-by-Year Chronicle, 1816-1818, p. 19.