Rameses II


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Ram·es·ses II

or Ram·e·ses II  (răm′ĭ-sēz′) also Ram·ses II (răm′sēz′) Known as "Ramesses the Great." 14th-13th century bc.
King of Egypt (1304-1237 bc) whose reign was marked by the building of numerous monuments, including two large temples at Abu Simbel.
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Noun1.Rameses II - king of Egypt between 1304 and 1237 BC who built many monumentsRameses II - king of Egypt between 1304 and 1237 BC who built many monuments
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A Akhenaten B Tutankhamun C Ahmose I D Rameses II 14.
There is an unmissable wooden sarcophagus from Egypt dating to 900BC, as well as a statue of the Egyptian Pharoah, King Rameses II.
Continue through the downstairs chambers, where you'll see wonderful model ships (Room 3), a colossal statue of Rameses II (Room 12) and end up in the amazing sarcophagus room (Room 14) where you'll find a large glass vitrine filled with upright mummy cases.
The 67-year reign of Rameses II, which occupied much of the 13th century BC, was a time of great prosperity and public works, and for much of its time peace, with the long struggle with the Hittites settled at last by treaty.
Exodus: Gods And Kings Cert 12 CHRISTIAN Bale plays Moses in his defiance of the Pharaoh Rameses II (Joel Edgerton).
First published in 1818, the sonnet was inspired by the British Museum's acquisition of a large fragment of a statue of Rameses II (or Ozymandius, as the pharaoh is sometimes known).
In Percy Bysshe Shelley's sonnet "Ozymandias," titled after the pharaoh's throne name User-maat-ra, the inscription on a colossal statue of Rameses II (the Great) declares the transience of even mighty rulers and their works.
A peace treaty between Hattusili III, king of the Hittites, and Rameses II of Egypt (1284 BCE) thus included a clause stating that fugitives would be extradited to their country of origin.
Wars have been written about since Rameses II wrote his own distinctly propagandist view of the Battle of Kadesh (c.
There is Abu Simbel, the site of two rock-cut temples of Pharaoh Rameses II, dismantled, moved and reassembled on higher ground in the 1960s to avoid the rising waters of Lake Nasser, resulting from the construction of the Aswan High Dam.
Twice a year, on 22 February and 22 October, the face of the statue of King Rameses II inside the temple in Abu Simbel is lit up by the sun and dates coincide with his date of birth and his coronation respectively.
Moved piece by piece up a mountain to save it from the rising waters of Lake Nasser when Egypt's biggest dam was built, the four 60ft-high statues of Rameses II are jawdropping.