Kha'emweset was the son of Ramesses II
and Queen Istnofret. While
still a child, he took part in a campaign in Nubia. He
designed a burial for the Apis Bulls at the temple of
Ptah in Memphis. While in Memphis, he visited Saqqara and
commissioned for a historical study of the necropolis.
For this he was nicknamed the "Egyptologist
Prince." He was very popular and his mortuary cult
lasted until the Roman era. He was then incorporated into
several Roman legends and was mentioned in the demotic
literature for that era.