Photos from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.  From top to bottom: part of a colossus of Ramses II from Abydos (still with the original color!), a statue of a king (not originally of RII, but he carved his name all over it and re-sculpted the face to resemble his own), New Kingdom (D. 19-20) tomb reconstruction, RII beating up an Asiatic (“triumphing over his enemies before the divine chiefs”), colossal sphinx of RII’s son and surviving heir Merneptah, lotus column with Merneptah in the Khepresh (war crown), part of a doorway with Merneptah wearing the Atef crown combined with the Khepresh and Amun’s ram horns, and finally an artist’s reconstruction of what the palace of Merneptah may have looked like. Photos from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.  From top to bottom: part of a colossus of Ramses II from Abydos (still with the original color!), a statue of a king (not originally of RII, but he carved his name all over it and re-sculpted the face to resemble his own), New Kingdom (D. 19-20) tomb reconstruction, RII beating up an Asiatic (“triumphing over his enemies before the divine chiefs”), colossal sphinx of RII’s son and surviving heir Merneptah, lotus column with Merneptah in the Khepresh (war crown), part of a doorway with Merneptah wearing the Atef crown combined with the Khepresh and Amun’s ram horns, and finally an artist’s reconstruction of what the palace of Merneptah may have looked like. Photos from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.  From top to bottom: part of a colossus of Ramses II from Abydos (still with the original color!), a statue of a king (not originally of RII, but he carved his name all over it and re-sculpted the face to resemble his own), New Kingdom (D. 19-20) tomb reconstruction, RII beating up an Asiatic (“triumphing over his enemies before the divine chiefs”), colossal sphinx of RII’s son and surviving heir Merneptah, lotus column with Merneptah in the Khepresh (war crown), part of a doorway with Merneptah wearing the Atef crown combined with the Khepresh and Amun’s ram horns, and finally an artist’s reconstruction of what the palace of Merneptah may have looked like. Photos from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.  From top to bottom: part of a colossus of Ramses II from Abydos (still with the original color!), a statue of a king (not originally of RII, but he carved his name all over it and re-sculpted the face to resemble his own), New Kingdom (D. 19-20) tomb reconstruction, RII beating up an Asiatic (“triumphing over his enemies before the divine chiefs”), colossal sphinx of RII’s son and surviving heir Merneptah, lotus column with Merneptah in the Khepresh (war crown), part of a doorway with Merneptah wearing the Atef crown combined with the Khepresh and Amun’s ram horns, and finally an artist’s reconstruction of what the palace of Merneptah may have looked like. Photos from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.  From top to bottom: part of a colossus of Ramses II from Abydos (still with the original color!), a statue of a king (not originally of RII, but he carved his name all over it and re-sculpted the face to resemble his own), New Kingdom (D. 19-20) tomb reconstruction, RII beating up an Asiatic (“triumphing over his enemies before the divine chiefs”), colossal sphinx of RII’s son and surviving heir Merneptah, lotus column with Merneptah in the Khepresh (war crown), part of a doorway with Merneptah wearing the Atef crown combined with the Khepresh and Amun’s ram horns, and finally an artist’s reconstruction of what the palace of Merneptah may have looked like. Photos from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.  From top to bottom: part of a colossus of Ramses II from Abydos (still with the original color!), a statue of a king (not originally of RII, but he carved his name all over it and re-sculpted the face to resemble his own), New Kingdom (D. 19-20) tomb reconstruction, RII beating up an Asiatic (“triumphing over his enemies before the divine chiefs”), colossal sphinx of RII’s son and surviving heir Merneptah, lotus column with Merneptah in the Khepresh (war crown), part of a doorway with Merneptah wearing the Atef crown combined with the Khepresh and Amun’s ram horns, and finally an artist’s reconstruction of what the palace of Merneptah may have looked like. Photos from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.  From top to bottom: part of a colossus of Ramses II from Abydos (still with the original color!), a statue of a king (not originally of RII, but he carved his name all over it and re-sculpted the face to resemble his own), New Kingdom (D. 19-20) tomb reconstruction, RII beating up an Asiatic (“triumphing over his enemies before the divine chiefs”), colossal sphinx of RII’s son and surviving heir Merneptah, lotus column with Merneptah in the Khepresh (war crown), part of a doorway with Merneptah wearing the Atef crown combined with the Khepresh and Amun’s ram horns, and finally an artist’s reconstruction of what the palace of Merneptah may have looked like. Photos from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.  From top to bottom: part of a colossus of Ramses II from Abydos (still with the original color!), a statue of a king (not originally of RII, but he carved his name all over it and re-sculpted the face to resemble his own), New Kingdom (D. 19-20) tomb reconstruction, RII beating up an Asiatic (“triumphing over his enemies before the divine chiefs”), colossal sphinx of RII’s son and surviving heir Merneptah, lotus column with Merneptah in the Khepresh (war crown), part of a doorway with Merneptah wearing the Atef crown combined with the Khepresh and Amun’s ram horns, and finally an artist’s reconstruction of what the palace of Merneptah may have looked like. Photos from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.  From top to bottom: part of a colossus of Ramses II from Abydos (still with the original color!), a statue of a king (not originally of RII, but he carved his name all over it and re-sculpted the face to resemble his own), New Kingdom (D. 19-20) tomb reconstruction, RII beating up an Asiatic (“triumphing over his enemies before the divine chiefs”), colossal sphinx of RII’s son and surviving heir Merneptah, lotus column with Merneptah in the Khepresh (war crown), part of a doorway with Merneptah wearing the Atef crown combined with the Khepresh and Amun’s ram horns, and finally an artist’s reconstruction of what the palace of Merneptah may have looked like.

Photos from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.  From top to bottom: part of a colossus of Ramses II from Abydos (still with the original color!), a statue of a king (not originally of RII, but he carved his name all over it and re-sculpted the face to resemble his own), New Kingdom (D. 19-20) tomb reconstruction, RII beating up an Asiatic (“triumphing over his enemies before the divine chiefs”), colossal sphinx of RII’s son and surviving heir Merneptah, lotus column with Merneptah in the Khepresh (war crown), part of a doorway with Merneptah wearing the Atef crown combined with the Khepresh and Amun’s ram horns, and finally an artist’s reconstruction of what the palace of Merneptah may have looked like.