PI-RAMESSE

Pi-Ramesse was the luxurious capital of Egypt during Ramses' reign. Ramses' family came from the Delta, and he moved the capital from Memphis to a delta location. Ramses lived in splendor there with his family as one of the most famous pharaohs of the history of Egypt. He had vast and great palaces in the heart of his new city. His successor, Meneptah aka Merneptah, ended Pi-Ramesse's period by moving the administrative capital back to Memphis.
Pi-Ramesse became a developed city under Ramses ll. It had docks, orchards, gardens, storehouses, and temples. It was the administrative bureaucracy for Egypt as well as an important military center. Ramses was very interested in combining Egyptian culture with Asiatic, and his city was divided into 4 parts. Each part was the home of a presiding deity, combining Egyptian religion with Asiatic.
Pi-Ramesse was also covered with biased scenes of the Battle of Kadesh, painted on its walls.
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