Paser (Vizier)

Paser was an Egyptian vizier of the 19th dynasty. He served under the pharaohs Seti I and Ramses II.


Pasers family was probably originally native paternal foreign origin and in the following generation in northern Egypt. The family then moved to Thebes. His father's parents were Tapaja and Tatula. Pasers father was Nebnetjeru, a High Priest of Amun. His mother Meritre was the head of the harem, whose parents bore the Egyptian name Imy and Naja. The family was highly respected in Thebes. Paser is described in the extant inscriptions as an outstanding and rather conservative statesman. He was probably about ten years older than Ramses II

His activity

The vizier was a very important member of the court of the Pharaoh and played a major role in the Egyptian Empire. Paser was appointed vizier of Seti I., and also served 26 years under Ramses II According to the definition of his office, he was the " first servant of the God Werethekau " and thus the first valet of the palace. Paser was not only domestic politics of meaning, but was also involved in the Egyptian foreign policy, which is reflected in his participation in the Battle of Kadesh and the letters to the Hittite king Hattusili III. shows after the peace agreement.

When he handed over his office to his successor Chay in his old age, he should have left a thoughtful, well-structured state administration. He took over the office of High Priest of Amun at Thebes. With around seventy years Paser died in the 38th year of Ramses II, ie about 1240 BC

His grave

Pasers grave is located on the West Bank and is called TT106. The wall paintings are badly damaged, but can certainly recognize the importance Pasers. In Saqqara he had a cenotaph, which was even equipped with Kanopenkrügen.