Die Stele Ramses’ II. von Tell er-Rataba und die vermeintlichen Städte der Shasu*

In: Journal of Egyptian History
Gunnar Sperveslage Berlin Germany, Email:

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Conventional research has credited the Shasu beduins with an urban lifestyle. However, this view is based on a single piece of evidence, a stele of Ramses II from Tell er-Rataba. As the corrrect interpretation is of considerable relevance for neighbouring disciplines of Egyptology, the present article proposes a reassessment of the pertinent text passage.

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