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Name of eleven pharaohs, Egyptian R-msj-sw (“Re (the sun god) is the one who gave him birth”), vocalized Rīamašeša in Babylonian, rendered in Greek by Ῥαμέσσης and the like.

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[1] R. I Dynasty founder

(Throne name Mn-pḥtj-R). The founder of the 19th dynasty (c. 1292-1290 BC) came from a non-royal family (fr…

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Jansen-Winkeln, Karl (Berlin), “Ramesses”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 23 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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