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Battle of Kadesh: The Battle of Kadesh (Qadesh), Part II The Actual Battle of Kadesh(The Battle of Kadesh, Part II) by Jimmy Dunn writing as Troy Fox The Traditional Account Traditionally, the story of the Battle of Kadesh begins with the army of Ramesses II advancing upon the city of Kadesh in four corps. Ramesses II himself was with the lead element of the corps, known as Amun. While crossing the River Orontes (Arnath) to begin the approach to the city from the south, two Bedouin tribesmen, secretly in the employ of the Hittite king, led what appears to have been a gullible Ramesses the Great into believing that the Hittite army was many miles away to the north. Excavations in Saqqara (Egypt) Excavation Saqqara: supervisor Maarten Raven (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) Excavation Saqqara: supervisor Harold Hays (Leiden University) Egyptian working men are moving an object The project The archaeological research project in Saqqara was started in 1975. Until 1998, the museum co-operated with the Egypt Exploration Society from London.

Giza Plateau Mapping Project Print this Page Home > Research > Projects > The Giza Plateau Mapping Project The Giza Plateau Mapping Project, under the direction of Mark Lehner, Visiting Assistant Professor of Egyptian archaeology at the Oriental Institute, is dedicated to research on the geology and topography of the Giza plateau, the construction and function of the Sphinx, the Great Pyrimids, the associated tombs and temples, and the Old Kingdom town in the vicinity. Lehner is a pioneer in the use of state-of-the-art computer graphics and remote sensing technology to model the ancient configuration of the Giza Plateau. In addition he has collaborated with an architectural firm to produce a detailed computer model of the Sphnix which is of exceptional value both as a research tool and to guide current conservation efforts.

_Q QADESH: battle of AKA Kadesh, Kaddesh, AKA En-mishpat. The Old Testament refers to En-mishpat. Mishpat is Hebrew for Judgement. Battle of Kadesh ~1300 BCE? (as per K. Abusir-south Click here for Japanese version The Research at Abusir At the site of Abusir, about 10 km south of the Giza plateau, there is another large royal cemetery of the Old Kingdom. The cemetery is composed of four kings' pyramids belonging to the 5th Dynasty and surrounding tombs built by royal family and officials, which is a typical layout of royal cemeteries in the Old Kingdom. Additionally, the kings of the 5th Dynasty constructed Sun Temples on the desert to the northwest of the pyramids. The existence of these Sun Temples, as well as of the royal pyramids, is the most characteristic feature of this area.

Anthropology Department: Dongola Reach Expedition Year 2, second month of the first season, fifteenth day, under the majesty of Horus... the King of Upper and Lower Egypt A'kheperka-Re, Son of Re Thutmose, living forever and ever... He has overthrown the Ruler of Kush, the Nubian is defenseless in his grasp... like a young panther among the fleeing cattle; the fame of his majesty blinded them. In about 1500 BC, Pharaoh Thutmose I sailed down from Egypt in a major military campaign that destroyed the might of the Upper Nubian kingdom of Kush, conquering Egypt's first real African rival. A new UCSB archaeological expedition to the Dongola Reach in the Sudan examines the nature of the Egyptian-Nubian interactions before and after the Egyptian conquest. What was the effect of this violent intrusion on the native Kerma culture? Did they assimilate to Egyptian norms, as did their neighbors in Lower Nubia, or did they retain their native culture in spite of their absorption into the Egyptian New Kingdom empire?

NYU - Abydos IFA Excavations at Abydos, Egypt The Institute of Fine Arts is deeply involved in one of the most ambitious and extensive archaeological projects currently active in Egypt. The Institute's excavation, research, and conservation efforts focus on the important site of Abydos in southern Egypt. King Scorpion, A Feature Tour Egypt Story By Marie Parsons Egypts culture is a product of its geography, its people, and at least to some degree by its links with its neighbors. Egyptian traveled to and traded with Palestine, where pottery and Egyptian-style buildings have been found, with Afghanistan and beyond to modern Pakistan, the source for lapis lazuli, documented to have been imported into Egypt from Predynastic time. They also traded with Elam and Sumer, from whence came elements shown on palettes and cylinder seals, and indicates contact between Egypt and other regions of the Near East. However, with all the similarities that can be noted, there are also significant differences between Near Eastern cultures and that which is undeniably Egyptian.