Palm-leaf Column of Ramesses II, Piramesse

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 26 July 2016
Palm-leaf Column of Ramesses II, Piramesse

In Ramesses II's reign, this column stood in a temple at Piramesse, his capital in the Nile Delta. In the central horizontal band, the king's Horus name and cartouches are twice shown being blessed by Seth, the god of chaos, who ranked among the city's principal deities. Four canturies later, some cartouches were changed into those of Osorkon II, The column had been moved upstream and re-erected at Bubastis, the hometown of his dynasty. 19th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses II (1279-1213 BCE) and 22nd Dynasty, reign of Osorkon II (874-850 BCE). From Bubastis (Tell Basta), temple of Baset; originally from Piramesse (Qantir), Egypt. (The British Museum, London).


About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, July 26). Palm-leaf Column of Ramesses II, Piramesse. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/5354/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Palm-leaf Column of Ramesses II, Piramesse." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 26, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/5354/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Palm-leaf Column of Ramesses II, Piramesse." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 26 Jul 2016. Web. 17 Aug 2019.

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