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Is This the Lost Egyptian City of Pi-Ramesses?

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In 1940, a French Egyptologist unearthed not one, but a dozen, royal tombs near the ancient city of Tanis. Was this the location of Pi-Ramesses, the fabled capital of Ramesses II?

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Ramesses II was the most powerful pharaoh ever to rule Egypt, and his capital city, Pi-Ramesses, was his crowning achievement. It was the biggest building program since the pyramids, but somehow, this metropolis completely vanished from history. What happened? Where did it go? And where was it built to begin with? Join us on the hunt for the lost city of Ramesses the Great, a story of dramatic ruins that misled archaeologists for decades and the brilliant detective work that finally uncovered the fate of this magnificent city.

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