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By Aidan Dodson

After the loss of life of RamesesII, the 19th Dynasty, quickly fell into decline and familial clash, culminating in a last civil conflict that ended with the accession of a brand new dynasty. Sethy I and Rameses II’s promoting of an idea of a much broader ‘royal relations’ could have sown the seeds for the conflicts between their descendants.
Aidan Dodson explores the mysteries of the origins of the usurper-king Amenmeses and the occupation of the ‘king-maker’ of the interval, the chancellor Bay. Having helped to put in a minimum of one pharaoh at the throne, Bay’s lifestyles was once ended by means of his abrupt execution, ordered by means of the girl with whom he had shared the regency of Egypt for the younger and disabled King Siptah. eventually, the writer considers how that woman—Tawosret—became the final actual lady pharaoh, and the way she ultimately misplaced her throne to the founding father of the 20th Dynasty, Sethnakhte.

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