The vanished capital of the pharoah - Piramesse

Written by Felgr Pavel on .

Ramesses II. - One of the greatest pharaohs of ancient Egypt - was built during his reign the new capital Piramesse. In building his mansion put Ramesses II. a fortune, but the city is treasures disappeared without trace. Lost City Piramesse became the subject of legend. For 3,000 years have been found, but its discovery started one of the most bizarre mysteries in the history of archeology.

Piramesse was discovered - but in a different place than everyone expected. It was discovered in a place where it Ramesses II. could never build - is a place that did not exist in his lifetime. But how could the city to discover a completely different place than it should?

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Message from the Nile

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    The Czech egyptology founder is Frantisek Lexa, the author of up to now evaluated work about ancient Egypt magic and Demotic grammar. Seminar for egyptology started thanks to him in Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of Charles University in Prague in 1925. Two years later Lexa became the first regular professor of egyptology in then Czechoslovakia.

  • Abusir - outstation of Czech egyptology expedition

    Abusir is an archaeological locality in Egypt named after nearby recent village Abusir. It is situated on western Nile bank on the edge of Libyan tableland approximately 20 kilometers to the south-west of Cairo. The name of this locality is derived from ancient Egypt god Osiris, from Per Usir (Busiris), "(cult) place of Osiris" (Busiris in Greek).

  • Researches in Western desert

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