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Ramesses II accompanied by his sons, storming the Hittite fortress of Dapur

Ramesses II and sons attacking Dapur

Ramesses II ordered this tableau to depict some of his sons in hand-to-hand combat and scaling the Hittite fortress of Dapur. They wear the sidelock of hair that designates youth. From a drawing published by Adolf Erman (from Lepsius) in Life in Ancient Egypt first published in 1886.

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