In my last article on the race of Ramesses III, I had went over my theory as to what race this Pharaoh may have been. In this article I would like to present the clues and facts that I have found in my research.
The first fact that I would like to point out is that Ramesses III’s father, Setnakhte (or Setnakht) was not the same race of some or all of the previous Pharaohs. Setnakhte or Set was the first Pharaoh (1189 BC–1186 BC) of the Twentieth Dynasty of the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt ,and it is widely known that Setnakhte was not the son, brother or a direct descendant of the previous 2 pharaohs: either Twosret or Merneptah Siptah, nor that of Siptah’s predecessor Seti II, whom Setnakht formally considered the last legitimate ruler.
So, if Setnakhte is not a direct descendant of the previous two Pharaohs, then this also means that Ramesses III is not a direct descendant to them as well. In addition, Setnakhte or Set was the first Pharaoh (1189 BC–1186 BC) of the Twentieth Dynasty of the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt ;which means a “new dynasty” was in place, and this was because it was “new blood” on the throne which is signified with the new 20th dynasty.
The union of blood would have obviously of happened shortly after the time that the Egyptian–Hittite peace treaty was signed. This was a peace treaty concluded between Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II and Hittite King Hattusili III, that the Egyptians and Hittites made pledges of brotherhood and peace as seen in the first line of the treaty, “Ramesses, Beloved of Amon, Great King, King of Egypt, hero, concluded on a tablet of silver with Hattušiliš, Great King, King of Hatti, his brother” and later in the tablet saying, “Ramesses II agreed to provide support to Hattušiliš’ successors in order to hold the Hittite throne.”
As I stated in my last article, the key phrase here in understanding the race of Ramesses III is this, “Ramesses II agreed to provide support to Hattušiliš’ successors in order to hold the Hittite throne.” Therefor, we now have in writing Ramesses II guaranteeing to provide support to Hattušiliš’ successors in order to hold the Hittite throne. Obviously this wouldn’t take to well with the Egyptians and both Ramesses II, and Hattušiliš’ knew this simple fact. This was when the plan was hatched by these two kings to try and conceal Ramesses II and Hattušiliš’ successors who would eventually take the throne in Egypt in the mixed blood union of Ramesses III, who was not only of Egyptian blood, but also Hittite blood. This making him one of the most important Pharaohs of all time.
So thus far in only a few short paragraphs we have 5 HUGE facts to place as DNA evidence to what race Ramesses III actually was. These facts are:
- The Egyptian–Hittite peace treaty between Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II and Hittite King Hattusili III
- Ramesses II agreed to provide support to Hattušiliš’ successors in order to hold the Hittite throne.
- Ramesses III’s father, Setnakhte (or Setnakht) was not the same race of some or all of the previous Pharaohs
- Setnakhte or Set was the first Pharaoh (1189 BC–1186 BC) of the Twentieth Dynasty of the New Kingdom
- Ramesses III belongs to the E1b1b Y-DNA haplogroup.
I also belong to this same YDNA Haplogroup and my DNA certificate says that I AM Phoenician. Also, my research into this E1b1b Y-DNA haplogroup has shown me that this was also the Hittites same DNA, or very similar. Now, this would be fact #6 to add to the above list, that if I AM considered Phoenician based on my DNA, then that would also make Ramesses Phoenician. This same DNA is found in high percentage of people of Jewish decent and also Ethiopian Jews which further ties Ramesses III to the Israelites.
To finish this article I would like to point out fact #7 ,which would be the clothing of Ramesses III. In particular the images below with his sandals with upturned toes that you will not find on any other earlier Pharaohs. These sandals with upturned toes were ONLY worn by one peoples at the time and they certainly were not Egyptians or Cush who wore them, but only the Hittites which anyone can clearly see from ancient literature and hieroglyphs that detail these sandals with upturned toes.
The image below shows a Hittite bas relief with the same sandals.
In Matt. 7:26, of course, … B.C.) portrays JEHU and the Israelites having shoes with upturned toes, while the Assyrians to whom they were paying tribute were wearing sandals with heel caps.
Here is another image of the Hittite priest in the same exact position as Ramesses III above with his right hand raised, left down and with the same sandals with upturned toes.
This concludes Part II on my series on the race of Ramesses III. In my next article, I will provide the final facts that will place a light on the truth once and for all if these last two articles have not already done so.