Category: ramesses ii

Relief of Ramesses II Detail of a relief depi…

Relief of Ramesses II

Detail of a relief depicting head of Ramesses II wearing khepresh, the blue crown or war crown. As with many other royal crowns, a uraeus (cobra) was hooked to the front of the khepresh. Temple of Luxor.

Mummies of Seti I and Ramesses IIThe mummy of …

Mummies of Seti I and Ramesses II

  1. The mummy of Seti I, who reigned around 1290-1279 BC.
  2. The mummy of Ramesses II, who reigned around 1279-1213 BC.

Adelphoi Zangaki (Zangaki brothers), c. 1870-1890 

Images: Śląska Biblioteka Cyfrowa via Europeana

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Ramesses II of Egypt Pharoah Ramesses II of…

Ramesses II of Egypt

Pharoah Ramesses II of Egypt and his lions.

Illustration by Angus McBride (British, 1931-2007)

Khopesh with the cartouche of Ramesses II Kho…

Khopesh with the cartouche of Ramesses II

Khopesh is an Egyptian sickle-sword that evolved from battle axes.

The blunted edge of the weapon’s tip also served as an effective bludgeon, as well as a hook.

This Khopesh is made of bronze with a typical length of 57.5 cm. It dates to the New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279-1213 BC.

Now in the Louvre. E 25689. Photo: Christian Larrieu

Colossus in Front of the Wadi es-Sebua, Nu…

Colossus in Front of the

Wadi es-Sebua, Nubia

1838

Lithograph with hand coloring by Louis Haghe (Belgian, 1806-1885) after

a drawing by David Roberts (Scottish, 1796-1864) – via Wikimedia

Colossal figure of Ramesses II at his Great …

Colossal figure of Ramesses II at his Great Temple at Abu Simbel, Lower Nubia Photographed by Francis Firth (British, 1822-1898).

Bracelet of Ramesses II Gold mining has…

Bracelet of Ramesses II

Gold mining has a long history in Egypt, as ancient artifacts attest.

This gold and lapis lazuli bracelet was probably worn by Ramesses II (reign. c.1279-1213 BC)

or one of his favorites. 

The solid gold bangle is composed of two parts, linked on one side by a hinge and on the other by a clasp. The broader upper part of the bracelet is decorated with a double-headed duck. Its body consist of a large chunk of lapis lazuli framed by broad bands of gold plate. The two heads and the duck´s spread out tail were made of gold decorated with small soldered beads and wire. 

From Bubastis (“Tell-Basta”). Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Photography by: O. Louis Mazzatenta / National Geographic

Statue of a young Ramesses II wearing the bl…

Statue of a young Ramesses II wearing the blue crown, Khepresh, and holding the Heka sceptre. His son and the heir of the throne, Amon-her-khopesh-ef, is figured next to his leg. Egyptian Museum of Turin, 1930s

The head of Colossal statue of Ramses II

The head of Colossal statue of Ramses II