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RHAMPSINITUS

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Originally appearing in Volume V23, Page 231 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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RHAMPSINITUS, a Greek corruption of Ra-messu-pa-neter, the popular name of Rameses III., king of Egypt of the XXth Dynasty. He is well known in connexion with the story of his treasure house told by Herodotus (ii. 121), which greatly resembles that of Agamedes and Trophonius. (See EGYPT, History.)
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