Delta Blues: A Day at Pi-Ramesses and Tanis | Rawi: Egypt's Heritage Review
|Fields near modern Qantir, ancient Pi-Ramesses.|
Photo: Henning Franzmeier.
Ramesses’ colossal feet are the only significant visible remains of the ancient city of Pi-Ramesses, one of the most important royal cities of New Kingdom Egypt. It was founded by Seti I of the Nineteenth Dynasty on the site of his family’s hometown in the northeast Delta, but was expanded significantly by his son Ramesses II into a massive cosmopolitan centre, with monumental temples, luxurious palaces, homes for visiting foreign dignitaries, administrative buildings, and workshops for all types of craft.
This article first appeared in print in Rawi: Egypt's Heritage Review, issue 2 (2011). To read the full article, follow the link: Delta Blues: A Day at Pi-Ramesses and Tanis.