'The Destruction Of the Pharoah's Host'
Engraving, titled 'The Destruction Of the Pharoah's Host,' shows a scene from the Bible (Exodus XIV: 27) where Moses commands the Red Sea to return (following its parting), and thus drown a military encampment. The work is based on a 1792 painting by Phillpe Jaques de Loutherbourg titled 'The Destruction of Pharoah's Army.' (Photo by Kean Collection/Getty Images)
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The Great temple of Ramesses II, Abu Simbel, Egypt
'The archaeological site of Abu Simbel is composed primarily of two massive rock temples in, these cave temples taken from the side of the mountain from the pharaoh Ramses II in the thirteenth century BC, built to intimidate the neighbors Nubians and to commemorate the victory at the Battle of Kadesh.The archaeological site was discovered March 22, 1813 by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt but almost completely covered in sand, it was breached for the first time on 1 August 1817 by the Italian Giovanni Battista Belzoni.Nel 1979 he was recognized as a World Heritage Site by 'Unesco.'
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1922: People carrying a crate full of treasures from the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen at Thebes (modern Luxor and El-Karnak) escorted by armed soldiers. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)
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