Pharaoh Infobox | Name= Amenemnisu |

NomenHiero= i-mn:n-m-M23
PrenomenHiero= N5-nfr:D28-S38-R19
GoldenHiero= | NebtyHiero=
Reign=1051–1047 BC | Predecessor= Smendes
Successor= Psusennes I
Dynasty= 21st Dynasty
Died= 1047 BC
Burial= Unknown

Neferkare Amenemnisu' was a pharaoh of the 21st Dynasty of ancient Egypt.

Amenemnisu's existence was only confirmed in 1940 when the tomb of his successor Psusennes I was discovered by Pierre Montet. Previously, his existence had been doubted as no objects naming him had been discovered. However, the memory of his short rule as the second pharaoh of the 21st Dynasty was preserved in Manetho's Epitome as a king "Nephercheres" who is assigned a short reign of 4 years. Amenemnisu's name means "Amun is King" in Egyptian. [Peter Clayton, Chronicle of the Pharaohs, Thames & Hudson Ltd., 1994. p.178]

While his reign is generally obscure, the serving High Priest of Amun at Thebes--Menkheperre--is known to have pardoned several leaders of a rebellion against this Priests authority during Amenemnisu's reign. [K.A. Kitchen, The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt (c.1100-650 BC), Warminster, 3rd ed:1996, p.261] These rebels had previously been exiled to the Western Oasis of Egypt in Year 25 of Smendes. A gold bow cap inscribed with both Amenemnisu's royal name, Neferkare, and that of his successor Psusennes I was discovered in the tomb of Psusennes I. [K.A. Kitchen, op. cit., p.261]


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