The fifth king of the 20th Dynasty usurped the throne from his
nephew, Ramesses V. However, the son of Ramesses III allowed
mortuary ceremonies to continue for Ramesses V, who was only
on the throne for four years. He usurped cartouches of
previous kings and left his name on inscriptions in the Sinai.
His built statues in Bubastis, Coptos, Karnak and Nubia. After
his tomb was vandalized, the priests had to pin the corpse on
a board in order to provide the remains with a decent burial.
Ramesses VI (also written Ramses and Rameses) was the fifth ruler of the Twentieth dynasty of Egypt who reigned from 1145 BC
to 1137 BC and a son of Ramesses III by Iset Ta-Hemdjert. His royal tomb, KV9, is located near Tutankhamun's tomb in the
Valley of the Kings.
Ramesses' prenomen or royal name was Nebmaatre-meryamun meaning "Lord of Justice is Re, Beloved of Amun" while his royal
epithet-Amunherkhepshef Netjer-heqa-iunu-translates as "Amun is his Strength, God Ruler of Heliopolis. His 8th Regnal Year
is attested in a graffito which names the then serving High Priest of Amun, Ramessessnakht. Based on Raphael Ventura's
successful reconstruction of Turin Papyrus 1907+1908, Ramesses VI is generally assumed to have enjoyed a reign of 8 full
Years. He lived for two months into his brief 9th Regnal Year before dying and was succeeded by his son, Ramesses VII.
Egypt's political and economic decline continued unabated during Ramesses VI's reign; he is the last king of Egypt's New
Kingdom whose name is attested in the Sinai. At Thebes, the power of the chief priests of Amun Ramessesnakht grew at the
expense of Pharaoh despite the fact that Isis, Ramesses VI's daughter, was connected to the Amun priesthood "in her role as
God's Wife of Amun or Divine Adoratice."
Shortly after his burial, his tomb was penetrated and ransacked by grave robbers who hacked away at his hands and feet in
order to gain access to his jewelry. A medical examination of his mummy which was found in KV35 in 1898 revealed severe
damage to his body, with the head and torso being broken into several pieces by an axe. This damage was caused by tomb
robbers who were robbing the dead king's body of his jewelry. The creation of Ramesses VI's tomb, however, protected
Tutankhamon's own intact tomb from grave robbers since debris from its formation was dumped over the tomb entrance to the boy