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Mud [scarab] with cartouche of Ramesses II (Dynasty 19); twenty-one fragments mended, back broken. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:1

Details

  • ID
    GEM_30005
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Scarabs and scaraboids
  • Findspot
    Surface debris W of Khufu pyramid, found in widening the road
  • Material
    Mud
  • Dimensions
    Width: 5.5 cm Length: 8.6 cm Thickness: 2.2 cm
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_60560
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_7/4596
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
    HUMFA_33-1-67
  • Date of Register Entry
    01/16/1933
  • Owner
    Ramesses II

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Ancient People

  • Ramesses II

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks King during Dynasty 19 of ancient Egypt’s New Kingdom; ruled nearly 67 years and fathered over 100 children. Ramses fought a number of battles against foreign enemies, such as the Hittites and the Nubians, and built many temples and other monuments throughout Egypt and Nubia. Despite ruling over a thousand years after the pyramids were built and being buried far to the south in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, there is evidence that Ramses may have done some building, restoring, and/or usurping of earlier monuments at Giza. Prenomen: Usermaatre Setepenre.