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A New Stela of Ramesses II in Jordan in the Context of Egyptian Royal Stelae in the Levant

"in April 2002 the Third International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (3ICAANE) was held in Paris. I presented there a (then) newly discovered Egyptian stela of Ramesses II from the northern Jordanian border town of at-Turra. The contribution included also an overview over all Egyptian royal stelae from the Levant that had been known until then. Meanwhile, in 2008, a new Ramesside inscription – possibly a stela – was announced from near Damascus.Over the years I have been addressed by a number of colleagues for details on this contribution. Since the congress proceedings have not seen light ever since, I have now produced a pdf version of this presentation, with a slightly revised bibliography, and with a brief postscriptum on the new inscription from Syria. If there is any further information available on the latter, – or on any further relevant inscriptions that I might not know of – I would be grateful to anyone willing to share."

Author(s):  Wimmer, Stefan Jakob
Format:  Article
Date:  2009
Source:  Paper read at THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST (3ICAANE), Paris, 18 April 2002