RE: [ANE-2] Rameses II invading Jerusalem - The Karnak Ramesseum Evidence
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
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 12:10 PM
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.
> I hope this topic will be acceptable, as long as we keep it focused on
> the archaeology of it.
> 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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