Ostracon of Ramesses III Crushing an Enemy

Ostracon of Ramesses III Crushing an Enemy

One of the most typical royal scenes is reproduced on this ostracon. The king in the act of crushing the defeated enemy. The scene was widely used on pylons and external walls of temples. On …

Workers' strike at Deir el-Medina

Workers’ strike at Deir el-Medina

Even though they regarded the king as a kind of living god, Egyptian workers were not afraid to protest for better working conditions. The most famous example came in the 12th century B.C. during the …

Ramesses III Prisoner Tiles

These Egyptian faience tiles paved the floor near the window of the palace of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu. They are decorated with images of chained prisoners characterized by their ethnic attributes. It is a …

Statue of Ramesses III with Horus and Seth. Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 31628

Statue of King Ramesses III with Horus and Seth

The group represents King Ramesses III, the god Horus and the god Seth. The three statues are standing and are all approximately the same height. The statue of the king is between the other two, …

Mummy of King Ramesses III

King Ramesses III is considered to have been the last great king of the New Kingdom. He was not the son of Ramesses II; his father was Setnakhte, the founder of the 20th Dynasty. He …