Per-Ramesses

Illustration

Ibolya Horvath
by Magnus Manske
published on 18 July 2017

Per-Ramesses was the new capital of Egypt built by Ramesses II (1279-1213 BCE). However, due to the shifting of the Nile, the city was abandoned, largely dismantled, and moved south to the new city of Tanis with some monuments taken to Bubastis. The city center today is beneath the village of Qantir and, above ground, only the meager ruins of the Temple of Set, some foundations, and two stone feet from a statue of Ramesses II remain.

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