Statue of Ramesses II

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Jade Koekoe
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Statue of Ramesses II

This granite statue of Ramesses II was discovered at the Temple of Khnum, Elephantine, Egypt (1280 BCE). Ramesses II was a very successful ruler between around 1279-1213 BCE. Here he holds a crook and flail and wears a double crown, symbolising his power over Upper and Lower Egypt.

This image was taken at the National Museum of Australia in the travelling exhibition A History of the World in 100 (and 1) Objects.

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Jade Koekoe
Jade is a Librarian with an avid interest in Roman and Greek architecture and ancient Middle-Eastern cultures.

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Koekoe, J. (2016, November 08). Statue of Ramesses II. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/6026/

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Koekoe, Jade. "Statue of Ramesses II." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 08, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/6026/.

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Koekoe, Jade. "Statue of Ramesses II." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 08 Nov 2016. Web. 07 Jun 2020.

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