Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe (DE)   17 December 2016 - 18 June 2017

Ramses, Göttlicher Herrscher am Nil

According to legend, Ramesses the Great was the most powerful of all the pharaohs. He fathered 100 children and was worshipped as a God even during his lifetime. For the first time in Germany, the Badisches Landesmuseum devotes a large exhibition to the subject

Curator : Lars Petersen

Ramesses II ruled Egypt for 66 years, longer than any other Pharaoh. Leading his country out of a crisis that had lasted for decades, he brought his country to a cultural and economic golden age that no other pharaoh could re-create after him. His diplomatic skills culminated in the world's oldest peace treaty, which he negotiated with the Hittites of Anatolia after the famous Battle of Kadesh. Finally, in order to demonstrate his imperial power, Ramesses had his empire decorated with enormous temples and colossal statues: Abu Simbel, the Ramesseum at Thebes and the columned courtyard at Luxor Temple.

The exhibition provides visitors with a complete picture of a fascinating leader and his epoch: Ramesses the family man, general, pharaoh, builder and God.

© Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe

Works on loan

Buste d'une reine
3e quart IIe millénaire avant J.-C.
Buste de Ramsès II
2e moitié IIe millénaire avant J-C.
Statuette du dieu Seth debout
4e quart IIe millénaire avant J.-C.
Statuette de la déesse Taouret offrant un protome de bélier
2e moitié IIe millénaire avant J.-C.
Jarre aux cartouches de Ramsès II et décor floral polychrome
4e quart IIe millénaire avant J.-C.