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When his majesty saw them, he was enraged against them, like his father, Montu, lord of Thebes. He seized the adornments of battle, and arrayed himself in his coat of mail […] His majesty was like Sutekh, the great in strength, smiting and slaying among them; his majesty hurled them headlong, one upon another into the water of the Orontes.”

The Battle of Kadesh against the Hittites. The shown scene is from the second court of the Ramesseum, the Egyptian mortuary temple of Pharaoh Ramesses II, dating to Dynasty 19.

In this particular detail we can observe Hittite troops reaching out to their defeated comrades, who are drowning in the river Orontes.

Quoted at the start of the post is part of the Egyptian account of the Battle of Kadesh, translated by James Henry Breasted (Ancient Records of Egypt: Historical Documents. Chicago: 1906, III:136-147).

Photos taken by kairoinfo4u.

Basma Alsharif's video work, We Began By Measuring Distance (2009), opens with images of vacant skies and the cries of a young girl who witnessed an attack that killed her family on a Gaza beach in 2006. Through the film’s narrator, we then learn of an anonymous group that devises a game of measuring distances. Initially, they measure shapes and degrees, or the metric equivalents of imperial lengths. But these arbitrary and innocent dimensions soon begin to take on political significance as geography is considered. The distance from Jerusalem to Gaza is measured repeatedly, but the results vary and conclude in several numbers that index key border-shifting dates in the Palestinian–Israeli conflict, further reinforcing a sense of disenchantment with the usefulness of measurements and measures. Ending with underwater aquarium scenes, footage of Gaza airstrikes in 2008, and a moody waltz by legendary Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez caught in a loop, the narrator concludes, “We began to have the distinct feeling that we had been lied to…and that our measurements had left us empty-handed.”

Here and Elsewhere" is on view through September 28. 

Amun is Satisfied

The other day someone gave me an suggestion to draw Amenhotep III. and his wife Tiye, parent of the Heretic pharaoh Akhenaten, so I gave it a try! 
I believe that they were from the south, from Nubia, especially Tiye.
I’ve been playing with shadings a bit this time.
Anyway, I hope you like them, I think I’m in love with Tiye! :D

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