Pi-Ramesses

Pi-Ramesses

Pi-Ramesses was the new capital of Egypt. It was built at Qantir, near the old site of Avaris. The city had previously served as a summer palace under Seti I, and may have been originally founded by Ramesses I (1292-1290 BC) while he served under Horemheb.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Al Sharqia Governorate

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Ancient Egyptian

Site Features: Ancient Egyptian Monuments

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