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13th Century tablet could lead to lost archives of Ramses II

13th Century tablet could lead to lost archives of Ramses II
trefwoorden: Egypte - tablet - 13e eeuw BCE - Ramses II - Pi-Ramses
The discovery of a stone tablet detailing diplomatic ties between the ancient Egyptians and Hittites in the 13th Century BC could be the key to the lost archives of Ramses II, according to archaeologists.
Discovered at Qantir 120 kilometres north-east of Cairo, the tablet dates back to the time of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh, Ramses II (1298-1235 BC) and confirms his capital, Pi-Ramses, was in the Nile Delta.
"Its the first time that such a written record has been found in the capital of Ramses II, which confirms the location of Pi-Ramses," Mohammad Abdul Aksud, director of antiquities in the Delta region told AFP.

Lees verder bij: ABC News Online (27 september 2003)