This statue represents a king sitting on a throne covered in inscriptions in the name of ramesses ii the original identity of this work was the subject of much heated debate traces of modifications to the crown face torso and throne were long thought to indicate that the king had re used an older work. The statue of ramesses ii is a 3200 year old figure of ramesses ii depicting him standing it was discovered in 1820 by giovanni battista caviglia at the great temple of ptah near memphis egypt it is made from red granite the statue was found broken in six pieces and earlier attempts at restoration failed. Beautifully illustrated with photographs of the statue and contextual images and including archival material relating to the british museums acquisition this book tells the story of this magnificent artifact discussing alongside the draw of colossal egyptian sculpture the history of the reign of ramesses ii and the nature of the statues . Ramses ii a colossus known as the great ancestor to his descendants ruled for 66 years from 1279 to 1213 bc as part of ancient egypts 19th dynasty he conquered swathes of nubia in modern day
How it works:
1. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account.
2. Download as many books as you like ( Personal use )
3. No Commitment. Cancel anytime.
4. Join Over 100.000 Happy Readers.
5. That's it. What you waiting for? Sign Up and Get Your Books.