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RE: [ANE-2] Rameses II invading Jerusalem - The Karnak Ramesseum Evidence

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  • Brian Roberts
    Brian, Yes, that s pretty much what I was referring to. Any thoughts or citations? R. Brian Roberts Charlotte, North Carolina ... From: Brian Yare
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      Brian,

      Yes, that's pretty much what I was referring to.

      Any thoughts or citations?

      R. Brian Roberts
      Charlotte, North Carolina

      --- On Tue, 9/15/09, Brian Yare <groups@...> wrote:

      From: Brian Yare <groups@...>
      Subject: RE: [ANE-2] Rameses II invading Jerusalem - The Karnak Ramesseum Evidence
      To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 12:10 PM






       





      Brian



      I think that you need to define what you mean by the Levant. I am used to the term covering the countries currently known as Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria and Palestine. There are a number of reports of Egypt invading this area including two that reached the Euphrates.



      Brian Yare



      >

      > I hope this topic will be acceptable, as long as we keep it focused on

      > the archaeology of it.

      >

      > Apparently,

      > there is only one piece of Egyptian archaeological evidence speaking of

      > an Egyptian invasion of the Levant. It is found on the north tower of

      > the pylon of the first court at the Ramesseum near Karnak. This

      > structure was built by Rameses II, and the relevant inscription reads

      > "The town in which the king plundered in Year 8 Shalem".

      >

      > How do scholars interpret this evidence? Any citations would be a great

      > help, as would any insight to be offered on or offlist.

      >

      > Thanks in advance!

      >

      > R. Brian Roberts































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