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Thebes: the Ramesseum: plan

The Ramesseum is the 'mortuary temple' of king Ramesses II (about 1279-1213 BC). In the Third Intermediate Period the area was used as cemetery. Small chapels were built into the magazines.

red marked: area where a late Middle Kingdom (about 1800 - 1750 BC) tomb with a box of papyri was found. black: mud brick; white: reconstructed; hatched: standing stone walls


Quibell 1898: pl. 1

finds from burials of the Third Intermediate Period | Ramesside wine labels


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