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Aidan Dodson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9789774167164

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.001.0001

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The Power and the Glory

The Power and the Glory

(p.111) 11 The Power and the Glory
Monarchs of the Nile

Aidan Dodson

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter details the first few generations of rulers under the Nineteenth Dynasty, beginning with Rameses I, his son Sethy I, and grandson Rameses II. Notably, the latter would embark on a reign that was to last sixty-seven years, the longest properly documented period of rule known from Egyptian history. The reigns of these three rulers were characterized by military activity—fitting, given how the dynastic founder, Ramses I (then the General Paramessu) had come from a military background, and had indeed been a colleague of Horemheb while the latter was still serving as army commander. Also a hallmark of this period was its artistic output, particularly during the reign of Sethy I.

Keywords:   Nineteenth Dynasty, Rameses I, Sethy I, Rameses II, military tradition, Horemheb, ancient Egyptian art

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