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Pi-Ramesses

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Background

The city of Pi-Ramesses was the temporary capital of the civilization of Egypt under the leadership of Ramesses II. It was mostly occupied and saw its prime during the rule of Ramesses and was abandoned after his reign.

Origins

The city of Pi-Ramesses was originally a small village on the Nile Delta that was near the ancestral home of Ramesses. When he ascended to the throne in Egypt he ordered the movement of the capital from the city of Thebes to the new city of Pi-Ramesses. This saw the great construction and enlargement of the previous village.

Within a few short years the city of Pi-Ramesses sprung up to be one of the most grand in all ancient Egypt with palaces, temples, monuments and much more.

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