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Ashkelon besieged by Ramses II.

Image ID: 1624238

Ashkelon besieged by Ramses II. (1901-1906)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Ashkelon besieged by Ramses II.


: Lepsius, Richard, 1810-1884 -- Author

Published Date

: 1901-1906

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 14 x 13.5 cm.


: Printed under illustration: "Ashkelon besieged by Ramses II. ... (After Lepsius, 'Denkmaler.') Ashkelon was an ancient city on the Mediterranean Sea, in what is now Israel. It was located on the northeastern border of Egypt, and around 1280 B.C., Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II attacked the city to suppress a rebellion there. Scenes of the battle for Ashkelon (including the one shown here) are shown on the walls of Ramses' temple at Karnak. ....
[See More...] Note 2.) The scene shows many activities taking place at once. The army of Ashkelon is being defeated in the center, pressed between the Pharaoh at right (all that's visible are the legs of his chariot horses) and the Egyptian army at left. Note the "skirts" worn by the Ashkelonites and the "kilts" of the Egyptians, also the curved swords (called "kopesh") and large shields of the Egyptians. An Egyptian climbs a ladder to attack the city's defende ....
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Original Source

: From The Jewish encyclopedia; a descriptive record of the history, literature, and customs of the Jewish people from the earliest times to the present day. (New York : Funk & Wagnalls, 1901-1906) .


: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Warfare -- Ancient

Source Description

: 1 folder (24 pictures); 1 oversize folder (3 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

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Digital ID

: 1624238

Record ID

: 1762694

Digital Item Published

: 9-13-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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