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Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Wenamon


Wenamon

20th Dynasty

Wenamon was either a real or a fictional official of Ramesses XI (1100-1070 B.C.) and the protagonist of the Report of Wenamon, which serves as an important account of life in the 20th Dynasty. Wenamon was sent to the Mediterranean for timber, a key resource, which was rare in Egypt in that period. When he returned home, he reported what he had been through to the king. The text of this report depicts Egyptian life and the loss of prestige and military power. The nation was not a world leader anymore, and the king had become a recluse, kept in ignorance by his ambitious officials.


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Last Updated: June 20th, 2011

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