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Samedi 11 juin 2022, 14 heures

Zaterdag 11 juni 2022, 14 uur

Assemblée Générale -  Algemene Ledenvergadering

14h30 Conférence de

14u30 Lezing door

M. Paul Heilporn,
professeur à l'Université de Strasbourg et à l'Université Libre de Bruxelles 

« Un légionnaire émotif, quelques agriculteurs et tout le panthéon grec : les papyrus du grenier C123 de Karanis (Fayoum, Égypte) »

Musée Art & Histoire, « Salle du Conseil » Parc du Cinquantenaire 10 à 1000 Bruxelles

Museum Kunst & Geschiedenis, "Raadzaal", Jubelpark 10, 1000 Brussel

Samedi 30 avril 2022 à 10h30 :
Conférence :

Zaterdag 30 april 2022 om 10u30 :

All the King's Wives: Ramesses II's Royal Women

Lecture by

Prof. Peter Brand

Professor of Egyptology & Ancient History, University of Memphis,
Director of Karnak Hypostyle Hall Project

This lecture examines the phenomenon of New Kingdom royal polygamy in the case of Ramesses II’s wives. At least eleven women can be identified as wives of this king, including five of his own daughters and two Hittite princesses. Among his earliest wives, Nefertari and Isetnofret stand out as being the favored and prominent, having given birth to his two eldest sons Amenhirkhopeshef and Ramesses “Junior”.

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The kings’ Abydos Dedicatory Inscription indicates that Ramesses married several women while he was crown prince under Sety I and began producing children by them. Eventually, he sired at least 48 sons and 53 daughters.


By reconstructing Ramesses’ family and comparing it to the patterns of royal polygamy in other historic cultures, we can gain insights into the political and social dynamics of Ramesses II huge family and its ideological role in his conception of kingship. 

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Along with their sons and daughters, Nefertari and Isetnofret stood at the top of a hierarchy among Ramesses II’s wives and children, with Nefertari eclipsing the rest.

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