|Rule:||20th Dynasty: 1186-1155 BC|
|Nomen:||Birth name: Ramses: Ra has fashioned Him|
|Praenomen:||Throne name: Usermmatre-Meryamun: Powerful is the justice of Ra, beloved of Amun|
|Consorts:||- Isis Ta-Hemdjert
- Queen Titi: She is buried in Valley of the Queens VQ 52, and had a multitude of important titles that are engraved in her tomb including "Mistress of the Two Lands" and "Chief Royal Wife"
- Queen Tey
|Capital City:||Avaris (Pi-Ramesse)|
|Reign:||- The most influential and important ruler of the 20th Dynasty, and the last Pharaoh to rule the country with a substantial authority.
- During his reign Egypt was attacked three times by foreign.
Twice the Libyans attacked, and one time the 'Sea People' who set out from the Aegean Islands and Asia Minor,
Ramses 3 defeated his enemies in all the wars, but the victory against the 'Sea People' was only partial
The heavy cost of these battles exhausted Egypt's treasury and contributed to the decline of the Egyptian Empire in Asia.
Hekla 3 Eruption
The Harem Conspiracy Papyrus, shows that there was a plot against his life instigated by Tey, one of his two principal wives,
over whose son would inherit the throne. Isis's son, Ramses 4, was the eldest and the chosen successor by Ramses 3 rather than Tey's son Pentawere.
- Ramses 3's death marks the end of an era, and was the last of the great Pharaohs, Egypt began to suffer economic problems and was unable to exploit the revolution of the Iron Age because the country had no sources of ore.
From this time onwards others would determine the destiny of the Mediterranean world. The Persians, Greeks and finally the Romans were to become the new powers
|Burial:||Valley of Kings - KV 7|
|Successor:||Son Ramses 4 out of Isis Ta-Hemdjert|
The area of this mortuary temple at Medinet Habu had been a sacred site since at least the time of Hatshepsut and Thutmosis 3rd, who built temples there. It was believed by the Egyptians to be the site where Amun appeared for the first time and was probably important from much earlier.