Rameses III, King of Egypt: His Life and Afterlife

Rameses III, King of Egypt: His Life and Afterlife

by Aidan Dodson


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Master story-teller and renowned Egyptologist, Aiden Dodson, reveals the secrets of Rameses III, in this fully-illustrated, accessible history, the first to exclusively cover this "last great pharaoh," by the author of the bestselling, Sethy I

Rameses III—often dubbed the “last great pharaoh”—lived and ruled during the first half of the twelfth century bc, a tumultuous time that saw the almost complete overthrow of established order in the eastern Mediterranean, and among Rameses’s achievements was the preservation of Egypt as a nation-state in the face of external assault. However, his reign also saw economic challenges, and increasing dissatisfaction, which culminated in the king’s own assassination.

This richly illustrated book is the latest in a series that aims to provide accounts of key figures in ancient Egyptian history that covers not only their life-stories but also their rediscovery and reception in modern times. Accordingly, it follows the king from his birth to his resurrection through modern research, describing the key events of the reign, his major monuments, and the people and events that led to these becoming once again known to the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789774169403
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date: 11/19/2019
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 473,352
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Aidan Dodson is Hon. Professor of Egyptology in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Bristol, UK, was Simpson Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo in 2013, and Chair of the Egypt Exploration Society during 2011–16. Awarded his PhD by the University of Cambridge in 2003, he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2003. He is the author of over twenty books, most recently a new edition of Amarna Sunset (AUC Press, 2018) and Sethy I, King of Egypt (AUC Press, 2019).

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Abbreviations and Conventions x

Introduction xi

1 From Cradle to Throne 1

2 The Reign and Monuments of Rameses III 13

3 The Family and Murder of Rameses III

4 The Mansion of Millions of Years and the House of Eternity

5 Limbo

6 Resurrection




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