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Ramesses V
Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Ramses V aka Usermaatresekheperenre aka Usermaatre Sekheperenre
Age 35
Sex Male
Status Pharaoh
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) 1147-1143 B.C.
Current Location
Location Cairo, Egypt
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Ramesses V was the fourth Pharaoh of the 20th dynasty, He was the son of Queen Duatentopet and Ramesses IV. It is believed that Ramesses V was ruler for four years before his death. Although he only ruled for a short amount of time, it is believed he was deposed by Ramesses VI. 


Ramses V face was painted red and his earlobes were greatly stretched out. His eyes and brain were removed and replaced with linen, his nostrils were then plugged with wax. Ramses V internal organs were removed, and placed back in his abdomen, sawdust was also found in his abdomen.


Ramsses V is considered a very well preserved mummy, he is noted to have been much younger than his predecessor.


Researchers believe that Ramses cause of death was variola (smallpox), due to small lesions found on his head. He is believed to be one of the earliest cases of variola.


Ramesses V is thought to have reigned no more than four years. The mummy was found in the tomb of Amenophis II and is now located in the Cairo Museum.


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