Ramesses VII

 Dynasty XX

The sixth pharaoh of the Twentieth Dynasty, and was the son of Ramesses VI.

Reign of Ramesses VII
AE Chronology1138–1131
von Beckerath1134–1126
Shaw1136–1129
Dodson1133–1125
Malek1136–1129
Arnold1143–1136
Grimal1136–1128
Redford1149–1141
Highest attestationYear 8

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Ramesses VII: Ka nakht an em nesu
Ka nakht an em nesu
kꜢ-nḫt Ꜥn-m-nsw
The strong bull, magnificent of royalty
E1:D40-a:n:D6-m-sw-A42A
Valley of Kings, Tomb KV11
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 233a (top row)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 6:H1
Horus name variant A
Horus name (variant A) of Ramesses VII: Ka nakht an em nesu
Ka nakht an em nesu
kꜢ-nḫt Ꜥn-m-nsw
The strong bull, magnificent of royalty
E1:D40-a:n-D6-m-sw-t:n-G7
Papyrus Louvre 80
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 6:H2
Horus name variant B
Horus name (variant B) of Ramesses VII: Ka nakht an em netjer
Ka nakht an em netjer
kꜢ-nḫt Ꜥn-m-nṯr
E1:D40-a:n-D6:Aa15-nTr-A40
BIFAO 29, p. 74
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 6:H3
Horus name variant C
Horus name (variant C) of Ramesses VII: Ka nakht Ra nefer her neb hebused mi itef Ptah-Tatenen
Ka nakht Ra nefer her neb hebused mi itef Ptah-Tatenen
kꜢ nꜤkht rꜤ nefer her nb ḥbw-sd mi it.f ptḥ-tꜢ-ṯnn
The victorious bull of Ra, beautiful of face, possessor of Sed festivals like his father Ptah-Tatenen
E1:D40-ra:Z1-nfr-D2:Z1-nb-O23F-Z3-mi-i-t:f:Z1:f-p:t-H-N17:T:n:n
. Ramesside Inscriptions, VI, 385:3
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 6:H4
Nebty name
Nebty name of Ramesses VII: Mek Kemet waf khastiu
Mek Kemet waf khastiu
mk-kmt wꜤf-ḫꜢstiw
Protector of Egypt, he who vanquishes the foreigners
Aa15:a:k-Y1:I6:Aa15-t:O49-G45:f-W:D40:pD:t*Z2
Valley of Kings, Tomb KV11
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 233a (top row)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 6:N2
Nebty name variant
Nebty name of Ramesses VII: Mek Kemet waf khastiu
Mek Kemet waf khastiu
mk kmt wꜤf ḫꜢstyw
The protector of Egypt who has subdued the foreigners
m-a:k:Y1-I6:t*O49-w-a:f:V1-Y1v-A24-N25:t*Z1-T14-A1*B1:Z2-N25
Papyrus Louvre 80
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 6:N1
Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Ramesses VII: User renput mi Amun
User renput mi Amun
wsr-rnpwt-mi-imn
Rich in years like Amum
wsr-rnp-rnp-rnp-mi-i-A304G
Valley of Kings, Tomb KV11
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 233a (top row)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 6:G1
Throne name
Throne name of Ramesses VII: User Maat Ra, setep en Ra, mery Amun
User Maat Ra, setep en Ra, mery Amun
wsr-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ stp.n-rꜤ mri-imn
Rich in Maat like Ra, the chosen one of Ra, beloved of Amun
ra-wsr-C12B-mr-stp&n&ra
Valley of Kings, Tomb KV11
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 233a (top row)
Throne name variant
Throne name of Ramesses VII: User Maat Ra, setep en Ra, mery Amun
User Maat Ra, setep en Ra, mery Amun
wsr-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ stp.n-rꜤ mri-imn
Rich in Maat like Ra, the chosen one of Ra, beloved of Amun
ra-wsr-C12B-N36-stp&n&ra
Valley of Kings, Tomb KV11
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 233a
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 6:T2
Birth name
Birth name of Ramesses VII: Ramessu, ity Amun, heqa netjer Iunu
Ramessu, ity Amun, heqa netjer Iunu
rꜤ-msi-sw it(.i)-imn nṯr-ḥḳꜢ-inwn
Ramesses, his father is Amun, god and ruler of Heliopolis
N5-C12-F31-O34:O34-M17:X1-R8-S38-O28
Valley of Kings, Tomb KV11
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 233a
Birth name variant
Birth name of Ramesses VII: Ramessu, ity Amun, heqa netjer Iunu
Ramessu, ity Amun, heqa netjer Iunu
rꜤ-msi-sw it(.i)-imn nṯr-ḥḳꜢ-iwnw
Ramesses, his father is Amun, god and ruler of Heliopolis
ms:z:z-i:t-C2\-C12-i:t-nTr-HqA-iwn
Valley of Kings, Tomb KV11
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 233a (top row)
Birth name variant
Birth name of Ramesses VII: Ramessu, ity Amun, heqa netjer Iunu
Ramessu, ity Amun, heqa netjer Iunu
rꜤ-msi-sw it(.i)-imn nṯr-ḥḳꜢ-inwn
Ramesses, his father is Amun, god and ruler of Heliopolis
ra-C12-ms-z:z-i:t-nTr-HqA-iwn
Valley of Kings, Tomb KV11
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 233a
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 6:E2

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 170–173
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 326–328
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 19 (1913): 202–204
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 132

 

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The Royal titulary

The full titulary was announced at the coronation, when a pharaoh officially became king.

Horus
Horus name
The oldest form of a pharaoh's name, often enclosed in a serekh, a sort of "heraldic crest" representing a palace facade.

Nebty
Nebty name
The "Two Ladies", the heraldic goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet, representing Upper and Lower Egypt respectively.

Golden Horus
Golden Horus name
Gold was strongly associated with eternity, but the meaning of this title is disputed.

Prenomen
Throne name
(prenomen) Announced at the coronation, and written in a cartouche.

Nomen
Personal name
(nomen) The name given at birth, also written in a cartouche.

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