Triad of Ramesses II with Amun and Mut

Triad of Ramesses II with Amun and Mut

Pink granite statue depicting Ramesses II seated between the gods Amun and Mut represented with the attributes of the goddess Hathor. New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279-1213 BC. From the Temple …

Mummy of King Ramesses II

Mummy of King Ramesses II

The mummy of King Ramesses II was among those found in the Royal Cachette (DB320) at Deir el-Bahari. It was completely covered with linen bandages that bear the king’s name and epithets in Hieratic script. …

Battle of Kadesh

Battle of Kadesh

In one of the world’s largest chariot battles, fought beside the Orontes River, King Ramesses II sought to wrest Syria from the Hittites and recapture the Hittite-held city of Kadesh. There was a day of …

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 sword is made of bronze …

Bust of King Ramesses II

This bust of Ramesses II closely resembles a statue of Ramesses in the Egyptian Museum of Turin. However, the Cairo piece wears a long wig, rather than the Blue Khepresh Crown worn by the Turin …

Oven of King Ramesses II

Oven of King Ramesses II

Among the precious artifacts in the royal tomb of Psusennes I at Tanis, a bronze brazier, or oven, belonging to Ramesses II was found. It might have been an important object deposited in a palace …

Relief of King Ramesses II Smiting his Enemies

This block is decorated with a traditional scene representing King Ramesses II massacring his enemies. He wears a complete, elegant costume; the Blue Crown adorned with the uraeus, the collar called Usekh or Wesekh, an …

Pomegranate Jug with a Golden Goat Handle

This silver jug looks like a pomegranate with a golden handle in the shape of a goat. The goat’s legs give the impression of movement. Around the jug is a decoration of hearts, perhaps as …

Duck Bracelet of King Ramesses II

This solid gold bracelet of Ramesses II 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 …