Ramesses III

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  • Egyptian Empire

    Vernus, suggests that the main reason why Ramesses III was assassinated in 1155BC was due to jealousy within the harem, causing conspiracy in the court. This view is refuted by Grimal , arguing that Ramesses III reorganised land allocations which gave more land to the temples rather than to the people, causing agricultural land to be wasted. The economic focus is plausible as during the reign of Ramesses III in 1186-1155BC, the economy was an important part of the empire, although the jealousy of the peasants against the temples would not have helped the situation. The shortage of farming land meant less food for the people of Egypt, causing hunger strikes and the world’s first workers strike at Deir El Medina during Ramesses 29th year as pharaoh. These strikes led to Ramesses’ weakening as the Pharaoh, as the surge of starving and homeless people created economic turmoil within Egypt. Newby suggests that the main cause for this rupture in the economy was due to the strikes, as it increased inflation enormously, so much so that the traditional barter system failed. Grimal agrees that strikes were a large factor in the damaged economy,…

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  • Ramesses Vi's Tomb Analysis

    Throughout the publication, much background information is given. Piankoff’s first introduction describes Ramesses VI’s tomb in general terms, as well as a general history of ancient Egypt. This includes, but is not limited to, kingship ideology and mythology, history of royal burial practices, and details about Ramesses VI’s tomb. The second introduction serves to introduce the texts in translation, in which Piankoff recounts in detail some ancient Egyptian religious and funerary beliefs, and…

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  • Battle Of Kadesh Analysis

    This goal of this paper is to critically assess the Battle of Kadesh through the analysis of both primary texts, relief carvings, and secondary analysis by scholars. The Battle of Kadesh is by and large considered to be a stalemate for the Hittites and the Egyptians, as no territory was gained or lost. However, the reliefs and texts that were created six times on the sides of temples reveal a celebration of Ramesses II’s victory over the Hittites despite the battle being near disastrous for the…

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  • The Adventures Of Setna And Si-Osire Analysis

    While it is difficult to precisely date “The Adventures of Setna and Si-Osire (Setna II),” this copy appears to have been produced in the mid First Century CE, during the reign of the Emperor Claudius. This historical context provides a deeper layer of meaning and a degree of explanation as to some aspects of the narrative. Though this text was likely written in the first Century AD, shortly after the Roman annexation of Egypt (470), the narrative takes place over 1,200 years earlier, during the…

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  • Ramesses The Great By Percy Bysshe Shelley: Poem Analysis

    Around 1279 BCE to 1213 BCE, a pharaoh by the name Ramesses the Great, also known as Ozymandias, became the ruler of the nineteenth dynasty in ancient Egypt. When Percy Bysshe Shelley heard of the decayed statue of Ramesses the Great, he decide to base a poem, Ozymandias, on the ancient pharaoh. Ozymandias is one of Shelley’s most famous works due to the vast assortment of literary context, including the imagery, the deeper meaning of word choices, and the different morals that could be…

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  • Ramses Contributions In The Battle Of Kadesh

    By the time of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt, foreign affairs have expanded far beyond merely Nubia and the Levant; archaeological and literary records have demonstrated interactions with the “Sea Peoples”, Mesopotamians, and other “Asiatics” from the east. The Ramesside Period occurred during late New Kingdom, at which time Ramses II ruled as a militaristic pharaoh who warred against the eastern Hittites to expand their territory within the Levant. One of the key wars he led against them…

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  • The Role Of Moses In The Prince Of Egypt

    The first major alteration in The Prince of Egypt, is the role of the Egyptian princess and Moses’ revelation about the circumstances surrounding his birth. In the bible the Egyptian princess finds Moses in a wicker basket while bathing in Nile. Saran writes that “this suggests that the mother deliberately selected the spot after observing the character and habits of this particular princess.” Moses’ sister Miriam, stood watch as the wicker basket journey down the river until it rest near the…

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  • Hatshepsut Temple Analysis

    Hatshepsut’s Temple at Deir-el-Bahari was constructed after queen Hatshepsut obtained the status of being considered “god-like” and Kind during the period of 1479-1458BCE. The constructor of the temple was determined to be her steward, tutor of Neferu-Ra, and possibly the potential “lover” of Hatshepsut herself. Her temple was modeled after the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II. He was the considerable Thebian King who established the 11th Dynasty & began the center Kingdom of Egypt (2040-1782).…

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  • The Symbols Of Ozymandias By Percy Bysshe Shelly

    The poem “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelly is about an Egyptian king, Ozymandias. Ozymandias’ real name is King Ramesses II; he is known as Ozymandias by the Greeks. Percy Bysshe Shelly hears about a finding of Ozymandias’ statue near his funeral temple and this basically motivates him to write this poem. The statue is completely demolished, leaving only a few pieces from the statue on the ground and there is no other form of life near it. Percy Bysshe Shelly basically describes what is at and…

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  • Role Of Egyptian Queenship And Queen Nefertari

    Egyptian queenship and Queen Nefertari In ancient Egypt, queenship was synonymous to “royal women”. Egyptian kings required female counterparts to legitimize their divine and supreme power. One of the reasons for this was because having a female counterpart followed the same pattern of the Egyptian gods. Queens represented fecundity, an important factor in continuing the kingship. Egyptian queenship was closely linked to the mother goddesses Hathor and Isis. As such, Egyptian queens were…

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