Ramesses 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.Ramesses II - king of Egypt between 1304 and 1237 BC who built many monumentsRamesses II - king of Egypt between 1304 and 1237 BC who built many monuments
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Going beyond previous studies of the transmission of the ancient accounts of Ramesses II's encounter with the Hittites at Kadesh in his fifth regnal year, Spalinger has produced an important scholarly monograph on the reasons why pSallier III [BM EA 10181](+ pRaife)--a version of the "Poem"--looks and reads the way it does.
(I am not referring to surprise attacks, such as occurred at Kadesh under Ramesses II.) In this case it can be argued that the ensuing chariot melee was at least partly prearranged.
The various proposals include setting it in the Kadesh campaign of the fifth regnal year of Ramesses II and, with greater consequences, integrating it into the events of the Amarna Period of late Dynasty XVIII.
"Egyptian antiquities for sale filled the dockside warehouse of Livorno; in the Gardens of Boboli, Florence, he could admire the obelisk of Ramesses II; while in the grand ducal galleries there were many Egyptian antiquities," Salvoldi wrote.
After their defeat and during the era of the New Kingdom (16th to 11th century BC), an ancient-Egyptian settlement was established."At the end of this era, Pharaohs Ramesses II, Merneptah and Ramesses II ordered that a monumental military fortress be built to protect Egypt from the attack of the so-called sea nations," said Rabekova, as quoted by TASR.
He discusses how they were masters of chariot warfare who almost defeated Ramesses II at the Battle of Qadesh, how they worshipped storm-gods and other gods, and how they mastered a new diplomatic system.
Responding to the Critics and Assessing the Evidence," argue respectively against and for the etymology of the biblical name Shishak (ssq) among the hypochoristica evidenced for Ramesses II and III (ssysw, SSW, ss).
In the foyer, the statue of King Ramesses II and his son King Merneptah are already in place.
Egyptian civilisation and history cannot be discussed without highlighting leaders such as Menes, Ramesses II, and Muhammad Ali Pasha, founder of modern Egypt.
Synopsis: For 2,500 years academics and historians had concluded that Ramesses II was the Pharaoh of the Exodus account when the Israelites left Egypt.
In 1974, the mummy of pharaoh Ramesses II was issued a valid Egyptian passport.