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Did Ramesses III Visit KSA?

Sun 23 May 2021 | 06:43 AM
Ali Abu Dashish

Dr:Zahi Hawass

There is various evidence that Ancient Egyptian kings set trade relationships with their neighbors in the period of the old and middle kingdoms, 5000 years ago.

Egypt used to export oils from Syria and Palestine and cedar woods from Lebanon. However, the Egyptians started expanded their borders and send various military campaigns in the age of the New Kingdom, 3000 years ago.

These expansions targeted east and southern Egypt. The main reason for these campaigns was the invasion of Hyksos who conquered Egypt through Sinai and inhabited Egypt for 150 years old. Furthermore, they established a capital called Avaris.

They lived like Egyptians, in addition, they wrote their names inside Royal cartridges. Moreover, they brought to Egypt horses and military chariots.

Therefore, King Seqenenre held a meeting with his advisors at his palace in Thebes. He asked them, “How could I rule Egypt in the presence of an Asian in Delta, and a Zanj in the south.” Next, he sparked a war on Egypt’s liberation. The great king died in the first battle of liberating Egypt.

Me and Dr. Sahar Saleem, the professor of radiology at Cairo University scanned Seqenenre's body, then we identified that the king was arrested by Hyksos, tied his hands, and stabbed him fatly seven times. We studied Hyksos’ weapons and compared their shapes to the king’s wounds.

Then, the king was transported to Thebes by his soldiers to be mummified.

Next, his sons: Kamose, and Ahmose succeeded in getting the Hyksos out of Egypt using their weapons such as horses, and military chariots.

Therefore, Ancient Egyptians secured Egypt’s Sinai, in addition to invading several cities in Syria, Palestine, and Iraq, moreover, we haven’t any evidence that Ancient Egyptians conduct any military campaigns in Arabia. So, unearthing Ramesses III’s name in Tabuk as proof for the presence of trade relations between Egypt and Arabia.

This hieroglyphic script is the first hieroglyphic-written peace found in Arabia on a stone. The script was signed by the a Royalcartridge.This discovery asserted that there were direct trade ties between Egypt and Arabia.

Saudi archaeologists unveiled a route connecting between Nile Valley, and the western north of Arabia under the reign of Ramesses III, the last influential king of the 20th dynasty.

The unearthed port was used by the king to link Tayma to Nile Walley, it was also used as a stop for the Egyptian caravans to buy famous incenses, gold, silver, and copper.

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