Sesostris III, Pharaoh of Legend at Palais de Beaux-Arts, Lille

The ruler of Egypt in the 12th Dynasty of the Middle Kingdom, the Pharaoh Sesostris III claimed, “I have added to what was bequeathed me” – isn’t that the hallmark of any life well lived? He was a conqueror, a formidable warrior and a skilled political reformer and economist, so why haven’t we heard more about him? Perhaps it’s because his pyramid, built at Dahshur south of Cairo, didn’t survive the ravages of time as well as those of his counterparts … read on

[France Today Magazine – December 2014]

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