Ramesses II Offering to Khnum

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Carole Raddato
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published on 12 March 2022

Wall relief of Ramesses II (r. 1279-1213 BCE) presenting vases of wine to Khnum, the god of the source of the Nile. From the inner part of the Temple of Beit el-Wali, a rock-cut temple in Nubia built by Pharaoh Ramesses II and dedicated to the deities of Amun-Re, Re-Horakhti, Khnum and Anuket. The temple was originally located 50 kilometres south of Aswan in southern Egypt (Lower Nubia) but was relocated during the 1960s as a result of the Aswan High Dam project and moved to higher ground at the site of New Kalabsha near Aswan.

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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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