Defin­ing mo­ment

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Build­ing Pi-ramesses

A thriv­ing city that even­tu­ally be­came one of the largest in all of Egypt, Pi-ramesses stood to be­come the ul­ti­mate ex­am­ple of what Ram­ses the Great could add to Egypt’s grow­ing in­fras­truc­ture. It was a place of store­houses, docks and mil­i­tary fa­cil­i­ties as well as peo­ple’s homes. It was di­vided into four quar­ters, each ded­i­cated to an Egyp­tian or Asi­atic god. It was a truly royal city, built for an ego­tis­ti­cal ruler.

c.1279 BCE

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