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Ramses II

(răm`sēz),

Rameses II,

or

Ramesses II

(both: răm`əsēz'), d. 1225 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XIX dynasty. The son of Seti ISeti I
, d. 1290 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XIX dynasty; son and successor of Ramses I. He succeeded to the throne c.1302 B.C. Invading Palestine and Syria, Seti I reduced them again to tributary status, and defeated the Libyans.
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, Ramses was not the heir to the throne but usurped it from his brother. He reigned for 67 years (1292–1225 B.C.). Under him Egypt acquired unprecedented splendor. His empire extended from S Syria to near the Fourth Cataract of the NileNile,
longest river in the world, c.4,160 mi (6,695 km) long from its remotest headstream, the Luvironza River in Burundi, central Africa, to its delta on the Mediterranean Sea, NE Egypt. The Nile flows northward and drains c.
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. The most notable incident of his reign was the battle near Kadesh on the Orontes, where the Egyptians were ambushed by the Hittites. Ramses, claiming to have saved his forces single-handed, had vast texts written about his personal valor. War continued with the Hittites for about 15 years until Ramses concluded a treaty of friendship (1280) with the Hittite king and married (1267) a Hittite princess.

Ramses left monuments throughout Egypt. The principal ones are probably the temple at Karnak, which he completed; the Rameseum, his mortuary temple, at Thebes; the temple at Luxor; and the great rock temple at Abu Simbel with four seated figures of the king on the facade. The period of his rule was characterized by great luxury, increased slavery, and the growth of a mercenary army, all of which led to the final decline of Egypt. He was probably the pharaoh of the exile mentioned in the Old Testament. MerneptahMerneptah
, d. c.1215 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XIX dynasty; son and successor of Ramses II. He succeeded (1224 B.C.) to the throne when he was already advanced in years. He quelled a revolt in Syria and repulsed a Libyan invasion of the western delta of the Nile.
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 succeeded him.

Ramses II

, Rameses II
died ?1225 bc, king of ancient Egypt (?1292--?25). His reign was marked by war with the Hittites and the construction of many colossal monuments, esp the rock temple at Abu Simbel
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Above and below: Ancient artefacts on display at the exhibition Chris Kirby - Head of Exhibitions and Collections, with a model of Abu Simbel in Egypt Emily Taylor with the 'False Door of Sahathor' Among the prize exhibits is a colossus of Ramesses II, on its first showing outside the British Museum for 40 years
1330 BC; Ramesses II had fought a major battle against the Hittites just 20 years before this letter.
Tal repertorio iconografico pode ser observado no templo que seu marido, Ramesses II, ergueu para ela em Abu Simbel, na Nubia, mais especificamente na montanha de Ibshek (Curto 1965: 318-332; Desroches Noblecourt 1999: 231-244; Peters-Desteract 2003: 280-324).
After turning his hand to adventuring and archaeology, Belzoni discovered the temple of Ramesses II - the greatest of all the Pharaohs, who ruled Egypt for 60 years.
The name Ozymandias is a Greek rendition of "cUser-macat-rec," the first element in the praenomen or throne name of the ancient Egyptian king now usually known instead by his Ra-name as Ramesses II (1279-1212 B.
Ramses II (or Ramesses II, according to some researchers) apparently built this sprawling set of at least 67 chambers as a mausoleum for many of his 52 sons.
Father of Akhenaten, grandfather of Tutankhamen, and ruler more than 100 years before Ramesses II reigned, Amenhotep established a life of royalty and splendor that his ancestors sought to emulate.
It is still not clear to me why claiming legitimacy through Amun should weaken the kingship, nor why it should take over 250 years to take effect, with such strong kings as Sety I and Ramesses II reigning in the interim.
Moses was about to attack Prince Ramesses II and his Hittite army, but he ends up saving Ramesses.
he temple, built during the reign of Ramesses II (1279 BC - 1213 BC) and once a major tourist attraction, now serves as a home for stray dogs, reports Almasry Alyoum.
Also revealing the spooky difficulties of excavating Tutankhamen's tomb and Belzoni's discovery of the Ramesses II bust, this six-part series documents the frenzied fight to discover the mysteries of this ancient world.