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Title
Ashkelon besieged by Ramses II
Names
Lepsius, Richard, 1810-1884 (Delineator)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Warfare -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1901 - 1906
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Topics
Torches
Ladders
City walls
Armies -- Egyptian -- To 499
Campaigns & battles -- To 499
Genres
Art reproductions
Notes
Original version: "(After Lepsius, 'Denkmaler.')"--printed on border.
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
Line photoengravings
Extent: 14 x 13.5 cm
Description
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. 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.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 161a6760-c5c0-012f-5993-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1810: Creator Born
  • 1884: Creator Died
  • 1901: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Ashkelon besieged by Ramses II" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1901 - 1906. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-473f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Ashkelon besieged by Ramses II" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 16, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-473f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1901 - 1906). Ashkelon besieged by Ramses II Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-473f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Ashkelon besieged by Ramses II