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Ashkelon besieged by Ramses II.

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1624238
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Names
Lepsius, Richard (1810-1884) (Delineator)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Warfare -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1901 - 1906
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON WARF-Anc
Topics
Torches
Ladders
City walls
Armies -- Egyptian -- To 499
Campaigns & battles -- To 499
Notes
Content : Ashkelon was an ancient city on the Mediterranean Sea, in what is now Israel. It was located on the northeastern border of Egypt, and around 1280 B.C., Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II attacked the city to suppress a rebellion there. Scenes of the battle for Ashkelon (including the one shown here) are shown on the walls of Ramses' temple at Karnak.

Content : The scene shows many activities taking place at once. The army of Ashkelon is being defeated in the center, pressed between the Pharaoh at right (all that's visible are the legs of his chariot horses) and the Egyptian army at left. Note the "skirts" worn by the Ashkelonites and the "kilts" of the Egyptians, also the curved swords (called "kopesh") and large shields of the Egyptians. An Egyptian climbs a ladder to attack the city's defenders, while a comrade chops at the gates with an axe. The people of Ashkelon, under fire from Egyptian archers, pull up over the walls fellow citizens left outside when the city's gates were closed.

Content : Printed under illustration: "Ashkelon besieged by Ramses II. ... (After Lepsius, 'Denkmaler.')"

Source note: The Jewish encyclopedia; a descriptive record of the history, literature, and customs of the Jewish people from the earliest times to the present day. (New York : Funk Wagnalls, 1901-1906).
Physical Description
Form: Line photoengravings ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Extent: 1 print : b ; 14 x 13.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: 161a6760-c5c0-012f-5993-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1810: Creator Born
  • 1884: Creator Died
  • 1901: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Ashkelon besieged by Ramses II." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1901 - 1906. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-473f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Ashkelon besieged by Ramses II." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 27, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-473f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1901 - 1906). Ashkelon besieged by Ramses II. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-473f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Ashkelon besieged by Ramses II.