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Rameses V

Ruler/Tomb owner
1145-1141 B.C.

A little known pharaoh who ruled for about two years. There are few references to him, but several of them are found on small objects from Sinai and western Asia, suggesting that Egypt continued to maintain at least a small role in foreign trade. Several papyri deal with economic affairs under Rameses V’s reign and suggest that there were several cases of corruption in the government. Rameses V may have begun the tomb later used by Rameses VI (KV 9), or started another (as yet unidentified) tomb in the Valley of the Kings.