Ramses II: Magnificence on the Nileby Dale M. Brown
'His Majesty has built himself a Residence whose name is 'Great-of-Victories.' It lies between Syria and Egypt, full of food and provisions. The Sun arises in its horizon, and (even) sets within it. Everyone has left his own town and settles in its neighborhood.' So reads a description, preserved on a 3,000-year-old papyrus, of ancient Egypt's lost capital--Pi-Ramses a Aanakhtu, literally 'Domain of Ramses Great of Victories.' It was a breathtaking, monumental city, altogether befitting its patron, Ramses II, more often known to the modern world by the exalted appellation Ramses the Great.
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