Lost in the Past

Chris Steele

Joined September 2008

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Columns and walls of Ancient Egypt.

This column was amongst many at Medinut Habu, also known as the mortuary temple of Ramesses III. Here he can be seen, still in some original colour trampling all enemies before him.

There were additional pictures showing piles of hands and also male appendages indicating the numbers of men his army had conquered. He originally instructed his soldiers to cut off a hand of the enemy they had slain so an accurate record of dead could be kept. For each hand he gave a reward. Of course this gave rise to his soldiers cutting off both hands to increase their reward but this resulted in inaccurate records. He therefore changed the reward to be given for what men only have one of….

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