Comparing Ramses III with Nectanebo||
Participants in the war of Ramses II against Kadesh/Carchemish. These are the Shardana mercenary troops from Sardis in
Lydia rather then from Sardinia as held by conventional historians unless some settled there following the Persian wars. We represent them to show how the type of helmets seen here reappear in a somewhat modified form some 225 years later in the days of the Wars of the Sea Peoples among the Greek mercenaries also from Sardis in Lydia.|
Left to right: A Hittite/Chaldean, an Amorite, a Tjeker, a Shardana with an ear ring
(mercenary officer from Sardis under Greek command), a Sh.... (probably a Shasu/Bedouin) and a Teresh.
|Troops with manicured, stiffened hair held by a headband, which don't appear to be feathered crowns fighting the Libyans and accompanying Ramses III on a lion hunt between the land and sea battle.|
|Representatives of all the foreigners Ramses III had overcome. Led by a Libyan, a Persian, a Hittite/Chaldean, another Persian and others. Former allies are now captives, a situation reflecting the conditions existing during Persian times. Even though the Persians were welcomed in helping to defeat the Libyans, Egyptians did not like them for they were their foreign occupiers they paid heavy tribute to over the centuries.|
A comparison of the feathered head crown of the soldiers participating in the Sea Wars of Ramses III with such a crown from the walls of Persepolis. Both this type and the sailors type on the left are represented on both monuments, Egyptian and Persian, making this identification very strong. ===================================================================
This is the only `Prst' in isolation and therefore cannot be confused with the Sea Peoples on the walls of the northern collonade at Medinet Habu. Even though he does not wear a feathered crown we find examples of this same type of head gear also at Persepolis as the smaller insert shows. This fact makes us even more confident that our identifications are correct.
View of a photograph of the only captive enemy labeled `PRSTT' from Medinet Habu. [From PSBA, June 1909, p. 232ff, Plate XXXI.]
Amazingly enough at this junction all scholarly care seems to have vanished for the caption to the photo reads, `A Philistine Prisoner, temp. Rameses III.' As if by habit, without research, these scholars call the prisoner featured at Medinet Habu a Philistine. Presumably they have totally forgotten the data presented in the Canopus Decret. Or was that presented at a later date? Perhaps you could tell us the answer to that?|
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