EGYPT001 The Pharaoh
The start of a mini series featuring the Ancient Egyptians in the time of Ramses, a Pharaoh who ruled Egypt around 1300 BC during what is now known as the 19th Dynasty. Ramses is still considered one of the most successful Pharaohs of his time and established Egyptian military control in parts of Canaan, Nubia and most spectacularly at Qadesh where he defeated the Hittite King Muwatallis despite being ambushed, Ramses rescued victory from the jaws of defeat and crushed the Hittites. During the early part of his reign Ramses also defeated the Sea People who were ravaging ships travelling to Egypt and plundering their cargoes. Our first four figures comprise a scene from this historic defeat where the King of the Sea People was executed along with other elite officials. However his soldiers who had so impressed Ramses during the battle, were pressed into service with the Egyptian army where willing or executed along with their king. Later on in this series we will produce an Egyptian chariot as well as some fighting Egyptians and more enemies of Egypt to combat them. Egypt 001 features Ramses in all his glory beautifully decorated.