|Rule:||20th Dynasty: 1190-1186 BC|
|Father:||Possibly grandson of Ramses 2|
|Nomen:||Birth name: Seth is victorious|
|Praenomen:||Throne name: Userkare - The soul of Ra is strong|
|Consorts||He married queen Tiy-merenese a daughter of Merenptah in order to strengthen his claim to the throne|
|Capital City:||- He moved his capital to Memphis after his coronation ceremony at Thebes|
Pharaoh of the Exodus?
The Papyrus Harris describes how Setnakhte rose to power and put down the rebellions fermented by Asians, and relieved the besieged cities of Egypt and reopened the temples restoring their revenue. "His Majesty, L.P.H, like his father Seti , stretched out his arms in order to rid Egypt of (those who) violate her.......repelling the foe before him to withdraw for the fear of him in their hearts. They flee like birds in frenzied flight, the Hawk close behind them. They leave behind silver and much gold to the Egyptians because of their helpless retreat from the strong pursuit of Egypt's Finest--the clever ones (among them) manage to escape no further than their sluggards..."
|Burial:||- Initially he started building a tomb KV11, in the Valley of Kings, but worked stopped suddenly due to the king unexpected death with no tomb ready for the burial
The tomb of Queen Tawosret KV14 was dismantled for Setnakhte's use
- The mummy of Setnakhte however was not positively identified or found, due to the fact that he might have actually drowned during the Exodus, and his burial might have been purely symbolical, and no body was recovered
- However an identified mummy found in the Deir el Bahri cache KV 35, and has been suggested to indeed belong to Setnakhte
This mummy was found resting inside a wooden boat and not a conventional Sarcophagus, possibly in an indication to his death in the water
|Successor:||His son Ramses 3 out of Queen Tiy-merenese, succeeded him and was the last great Pharaoh|