Ramesses II from Gerf Hussein

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Carole Raddato
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published on 12 March 2022

Statue of Ramesses II (r. 1279-1213 BCE), one of several such figures that acted as pillars in the forecourt of the temple of Gerf Hussein in Nubia. The temple, dedicated to Ptah and Hathor and built by Setau, Viceroy of Nubia, consisted of a rock-cut sanctuary approached by a pillared forecourt. The rock-cut section of the temple was abandoned to the rising waters of Lake Nasser in the 1960s and remains submerged today, but the forecourt was rescued and reassembled at the site of New Kalabsha south of Aswan in Southern Egypt. Nubian Museum, Aswan, Egypt.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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