Rameses II cuneiform writing found

The German Edgar Pusch has been excavating in the Nile Delta for 25 years, on the site of the capital city of Rameses II (1290 to 1224 B.C.).

Among other things he has found a coloured gold floor, remains of a pharaonic palace and the oldest known raw glass production site.

His team has now found what they describe as a fragment from Rameses’ legendary cuneiform archives.

Photograph and more details in the Stuttgarter Nachrichten.

The German spelling is Ramses, but the Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors, which I usually follow, has Rameses.

The document is the first cuneiform text to be found in Egypt since 1888/1889. It is from archives of diplomatic documents and refers to the peace treaty between Rameses II and Hattusili III, king of the Hittites. This is the oldest known peace treaty.

It is not known if a road map was recovered.

2 thoughts on “Rameses II cuneiform writing found

  1. Why I love blogging! Margaret Marks just emailed me to tell me she posted about this wonderful find.The document is the first cuneiform text to be found in Egypt since 1888/1889. It is from archives of diplomatic documents…

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