Skip to comments.Ramesses II Suffered From Arthritis
Posted on 07/25/2005 9:11:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
The finding challenges a previous diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis (A.S), a condition by which some or all of the joints and bones of the spine fuse together. That would have meant that the pharaoh spent most of his life in pain, feeling feverish and experiencing night sweats... The third king of Egypt's 19th dynasty, Ramesses ruled for 67 years (1279-1212 B.C.). During his long reign, Ramesses build more temples and monuments, took more wives his favorite was the beautiful Nefertari and produced more children as many as 162, according some accounts than any other pharaoh... "Ankylosing spondylitis would have certainly prevented Ramesses II from being that great warrior on a chariot," Chhem said... "The new diagnosis would need to be validated by a CT scan of the mummy," said Chhem.
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I'm glad that's settled. I can sleep now.
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Maybe some aspirin would help... or glucosamine! It's never too late, is it?
i was under the impression that they'd beamed him up for treatment on art bell's space ship!
13Th Century Tablet Could Lead To Lost Archives Of Ramses II
ABC News | 9-27-2003
Posted on 09/28/2003 9:31:05 AM PDT by blam
Colossal find (Ramses II statue at Akhmim)
Al-Ahram Weekly | 12 - 18 August 2004, issue #703 | staff writer
Posted on 03/22/2005 11:28:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv
July 27, 2005
Hawaas :Ramses II statue to be freed from cage
After two years of being hidden behind long iron bars, the Ramses II statue will be once again visible in Bab el-Hadid Square.
The Arab Contractors Company will remove the jungle of bars surrounding the statue, acting on, instructions from the Secretary- General of the Supreme Council for Antiquities, Zahi Hawass.
These bars were used to protect the statue while a scientific team carried out certain investigations on it.
The studies were used to determine the statue's points of weakness and the places in which it was firmly connected to its base rather than just resting on it.
In addition, geophysical studies were carried out on the statue's granite structure in order to test its strength.
Dr Hawass said that the iron cage was no longer needed as the studies had been completed and it is the right of the people to admire.
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