The 19th Dynasty

The 19th Dynasty began around 1293 BC and ended around 1185 BC. This Dynasty, along with Dynasties XVIII and XX, is referred to as the New Kingdom. Pharaohs of the dynasty include Ramses I, Seti I, Ramses II, Merneptah, Amenmesses, Seti II, Siptah and Queen Twosret. Like the previous dynasty, this was a time of great prosperity for Egypt, as is demonstrated by the lavish works of art and architecture of this period. Many pharaohs of this dynasty felt that they must make up for the neglectful behavior shown to the traditional gods during the Amarna period by erecting many temples and shrines to Amen, Osiris, Isis, Set and others. Other Dynasties ©2004 Fruit of the Nile. All Rights Reserved.