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  Ramesses II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ramesses II was the third king of the 19th dynasty, and the second son of Seti I and his Queen Tuya.
Ramesses was compelled to retreat south with the Hittite commander Hattusili III relentlessly harrying the Egyptian forces through the Bekaa Valley; the Egyptian province of Upi was also captured according to the Hittite records at Boghazkoy.
A colossal statue of Ramesses II was reconstructed and erected on Ramses Square in Cairo in 1955.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ramesses_II   (2467 words)

  
 BBC - History - Ramesses the Great
Ramesses II is the most famous of the Pharaohs, and there is no doubt that he intended this to be so.
Ramesses II, or at least the version of him which he chose to feature in his inscriptions, is the hieroglyphic equivalent of hot air.
Ramesses has gained a multimedia afterlife: his mummy is flown from Cairo to Paris to be exhibited and re-autopsied, and a series of airport-lounge best-sellers by a French writer, Christian Jacq, gives a soap-opera version of his life.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/ancient/egyptians/ramesses_01.shtml   (378 words)

  
 Egyptian Pharaohs : Ramesside Period : Dynasty 19 : Ramesses II
Ramesses the Great ruled longer than any pharaoh except Pepi II (who ruled 94 years), and from the number of monuments and activities during his years on nth throne, Ramesses is recognized as one of the most important rulers of Egypt.
All in all, Ramesses II outlived thirteen of his sons, and it was the fourteenth son, Merneptah, with his second wife Isnofret, who eventually succeeded him.
Ramesses was buried in the Valley of the Kings, KV 7, although his mummy was initially moved into the 18h Dynasty tomb of Queen Inhapy, and then to the royal cache in Deir el-Bahari in the tomb of Penudjem.
www.phouka.com /pharaoh/pharaoh/dynasties/dyn19/03ramses2.html   (776 words)

  
 Ramesses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ramesses (also commonly spelled "Ramses," pronounced [ˈræm.siz] or "Rameses," [ˈræ.mə.siz]) is the name conventionally given in English transliteration to eleven Egyptian pharaohs of the later New Kingdom period.
Ramesses or Pi-Ramesses is the name of the reconstructed city of Avaris.
Ramesses is the name of a Doom Metal band from England.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ramesses   (159 words)

  
 Military History Online - Kadesh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Ramesses II ruled for sixty-seven years, and proved to be the most industrious builder and most ambitious pharaoh that ever ruled Egypt.
Ramesses II probably did not know the position of the Hittite army, but he knew that taking control of Kadesh would be the best chance to stage an invasion into the northern territories taken by the Hittites.
Ramesses II, like his father before him, was an excellent archer, and is shown with his bow in a chariot in almost all depictions of him in battle.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /ancient/articles/kadesh.aspx   (4909 words)

  
 Egypt: Rulers, Kings and Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt: Ramesses II
Ramesses' building accomplishments are two temples at Abu Simbel, the hypostyle hall at Karnak, a mortuary complex at Abydos, the Colossus of Ramesses at Memphis, a vast tomb at Thebes, additions at the Luxor Temple, and the famous Ramesseum.
Ramesses was originally buried in his tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
Ramesses was followed to the throne by his thirteenth son, with his queen Istnofret, Merenptah.
www.touregypt.net /19dyn03.htm   (508 words)

  
 Egypt's Golden Empire . Special Features . Timeline | PBS
Ramesses II 20,000 strong army narrowly defeats the Hittites at the Battle of Kadesh.
Ramesses II builds the grandest temples of all: Per Ramesses, a city built to honor and glorify him.
Ramesses builds two enormous temples into cliff faces in south Egypt and dedicates one to his wife and one to himself.
www.pbs.org /empires/egypt/special/timeline/ramesses2.html   (79 words)

  
 Ramesses II's "Little" Temple
It is believed Ramesses II was born around 1300 BC and trained for his reign from an early age by being named as co-ruler of Egypt with his father when he came of the proper age.
Eventually, Ramesses II came to rule Egypt on his own around the year 1279 BC Traditionally, the transition period from one pharaoh to another gave neighboring empires the opportunity to rise against Egypt in the hopes of catching the great nation unprepared and focused on other matters.
Ramesses II and the prince of the Hittites soon settled their differences in a peace agreement.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/archaeology/41605   (514 words)

  
 Pharaoh Ramesses II
Ramesses II Usermaatre Setepenre, son of King Seti I, was one of the longest reigning pharaohs of Ancient Egypt.
Ramesses II is, however, best known for all the buildings he had constructed in his name across the country.
Ramesses' energetic building activities more or less, led to a degrading period of Egyptian art as far as the engraving of texts and images on temple walls was concerned.
www.angelfire.com /wi/edwards/ramesses2.html   (580 words)

  
 RAMESSES THE GREAT
Ramesses II (ruled c.1279-1213 BC) was the third ruler of the 19th Dynasty, the son of the successful Seti I (himself the son of Ramesses I).
The great dedication stele in the temple at Abydos is the longest inscription of Ramesses II's reign (116 lines) and is the main source for details of his earlier years and of his relationship with his father in the kingship.
He eventually signed a treaty with the Hittites, and a large number of the letters sent by Ramesses II to the Hittite King and his wife are now contained within the archive of cuneiform tablets at Boghazköy.
www.egyptologyonline.com /ramesses_the_great.htm   (853 words)

  
 Redheaded Pharaoh Ramesses II by Karl Earlson
Pharaoh Ramesses II (of the 19th Dynasty), is generally considered to be the most powerful and influential King that ever reigned in Egypt.
Ramesses II was 90 years-old when he died, and his hair had turned white.
She noted that the Ramessides (the family of Ramesses II), were devoted to Seth, with several bearing the name Seti, which means "beloved of Seth".
www.white-history.com /earlson/rameses.htm   (1830 words)

  
 Ramesses II: Anatomy of a Pharaoh: An Introduction
While Ramesses II was certainly not a typical Egyptian pharaoh, far various reasons we know a great deal about him, and exploring his life in detail should provide readers with a better understanding of all the rulers of ancient Egypt.
Tuya was not one of Seti I's major wives, and therefore Ramesses II was probably not given the training of a king from an early age (or as Ramesses II states, "from the egg").
Ramesses fame was not limited to Egypt, for he was known throughout the ancient classical world, due perhaps to a highly efficient royal propaganda machine.
touregypt.net /featurestories/ramesses2intro.htm   (2311 words)

  
 Rameses II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Rameses II The son of Seti I and Queen Tuya was the third king of the 19th Dynasty.
Ramesses was originally buried in the Valley of the Kings.
Because of the widespread looting of tombs during the 21st Dynasty the priests removed Ramesses body and took it to a holding area where the valuable materials such, as gold-leaf and semi-precious inlays, were removed.
killeenroos.com /1/rameses.htm   (375 words)

  
 Dynasty 19: Merenptah, Amenmesse, Seti II
In fact, in the last decade of Ramesses II's life, Merenptah was probably the real power behind the throne, as Ramesses II was well advanced in age.
It is very likely that Seti II may have originally been buried with his wife, Tausret, in her tomb and later moved to this tomb which appears to have been hastily and incompletely finished, by Sethnakht (Setakht).
The scene of Seti II and Nefertem were cut over the original opening vignette of the Litany of Ray which was then reinscribed further down the corridor.
www.crystalinks.com /dynasty19a.html   (4212 words)

  
 The Battle of Kadesh Inscriptions
The bedouin misled Ramesses into believing that the Hittite army was waiting in Khaleb far to the north, when in fact the Hittites and their allies were in hiding at Kadesh.
Ramesses and the charioteering units with him were able to break out and drive the Hittite forces back into their fortress, but the battle ended in a draw (Lichtheim 1976: 60-62).
Ramesses states in the poem that the Hittite king had ensured the cooperation of the Lukka and Karkisha (among others) by paying them off with booty that he had stripped from various conquered towns (Lichtheim 1976: 64).
www.courses.psu.edu /cams/cams400w_aek11/www/kadesh.html   (539 words)

  
 Badass of the Week: Ramesses II
Ramesses II Ramesses II ascended to the throne at the young age of 20 and would go on to rule Egypt as it's most efficient and powerful Pharaoh for close to seventy years, by far the longest reign of any of the Egyptian God-Kings.
As a young heir to the throne, Ramesses was commissioned to kick the asses of a group of pirates that had been terrorizing the high seas.
Ramesses put an end to that shit quickly by sailing out, kicking their asses and then conscripting the survivors into the Egyptian army.
www.amazingben.com /arf0107.html   (767 words)

  
 Egypt's Golden Empire . New Kingdom . Ramesses II | PBS
Ramesses also knew that he needed heirs and over his long life, he boasted that he had fathered 80 sons and around 60 daughters.
When Ramesses finally did die, he was 93 years old, an incredible age in a land where most died before they were 40.
Ramesses II did become the legendary figure he so desperately wanted to be, but this was not enough.
www.pbs.org /empires/egypt/newkingdom/ramesses.html   (687 words)

  
 Ramesses II
Ramesses II is well know for the buildings he constructed.
Ramesses made sure his name was engraved so deeply in each of these buildings that no one could remove it.
Ramesses was buried in the Valley of the Kings.
www.mce.k12tn.net /ancient_egypt/ramesses_ii.htm   (297 words)

  
 Dynasty 19: Ramesses I, Seti I, Ramesses II
Ramesses I was a soldier chosen by Horemheb, who also began his career as a soldier, to be his successor.
Ramesses II was the first ruler of the 19th Dynasty who, at the time he chose his principle queen, was already destined to rule Egypt.
What we do know is that Ramesses II lavished upon her at least several important monuments, including the small temple at Abu Simbel and her wonderful tomb in the Valley of the Queens.
www.crystalinks.com /dynasty19.html   (4431 words)

  
 Detail Page
Ramesses built a vast tomb at Thebes, two temples at Abu Simbel, one to Ptah in Memphis, and restored other shrines and complexes throughout Egypt.
Ramesses outlived his sons, with the thirteenth surviving long enough to be his heir.
The mummified remains of Ramesses II indicate that he stood 6 feet in height, had a jutting jaw, a long and thin nose, small, close-set eyes, thick lips and large ears.
www.fofweb.com /Onfiles/Ancient/AncientDetail.asp?iPin=EGY0784   (481 words)

  
 Great Egyptian Pharaohs | Egypt | Hatshepsut | Tutankhamen | Ramesses II | Thutmose III | Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Ramesses II national hero and he was respected throughout Egyptian history.
Ramesses II was one of the longest ruling pharaohs of ancient Egypt.
Ramesses made a name for himself as a builder and a warrior but he also had a rep as a ladies man.
www.kidzworld.com /site/p996.htm   (513 words)

  
 Red and Blonde Haired Mummies of Egypt and the Middle East, BUFO Paranormal and UFO Radio, Burlington UFO and ...
The two temples, that of Ramesses II primarily dedicated to Re-Harakhte, and that of his wife, Nefertari was dedicated to Hathor.The main temple was dedicated to Ramesses II and to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Harakhte, Amun-Re, and to Ramesses II himself.
Hathor was the wife of the Sun God so in a symbolic way, the two Temples, that of Ramesses II and that of Nefertari, brings Ramesses II and Nefertari and Hathor and the Sun God together as one.
On either side of the entrance to the temple are a deified statue of Nefertari with statues of Ramesses II on either side of her.
www.burlingtonnews.net /redhairedmummiesramses.html   (839 words)

  
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Following the pillaging which marqued the end of the 20th Dysnaty, the mummy of Ramesses II was temporarely stored in the tomb of Seti I, before finding a final resting place in the "Deir el-Bahari cachette", discovered in 1881.
An original aspect of the Ramesses II pit is that it was closed, at mid-depth, by a limestone trap-door, the edges of which rested in a small ledge.
The available space is sufficient to accommodate, for example, the four magnificient blue situla-shaped vessels, in the Louvre Museumsince the beginning of the century, which contained remains of the materials used for the mummification of the king; the lower section of the pit may well be their original place in the tomb.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/Gerard_Flament/ramstomb.htm   (1503 words)

  
 Egyptian New Kingdom, Babylonia, Assyria, Hittites, etc.
Ramesses II or Merenptah are still the best candidates, with Merenptah distinguished by a mention of "Israel" in his records.
While Ramesses always fondly remembered his moment of martial danger and triumph, the cost of the battle seems to have sobered both sides, and the inconclusive war eventually was in fact concluded with a treaty, roughly dividing Syria between the two kingdoms.
After Rusa II things get very obscure, and the only certain thing (more or less) is that the Medes end up in possession of the area, variously stated as by 590 or 585 -- part of the campaign that led to Lydia and the Battle of the Eclipse.
www.friesian.com /notes/newking.htm   (7979 words)

  
 Ramesses II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Ramesses the Great ascended to the throne at the age of 25 and in his 67 year reign he undertook an unparalleled building program.
It seems that everything was done on a grand scale as the Pharaoh had over 100 sons by dozens of the women of his harem.
Ramesses took part in the first recorded major battle in history.
www.akhet.co.uk /klram2.htm   (196 words)

  
 Real Ozymandias!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The carvings and inscriptions Weeks and his colleagues have seen, along with thousands of artifacts littering the floors--including beads, fragments of jars that were used to store the organs of the deceased, and mummified body parts--promise to tell historians an enormous amount about ancient Egypt during the reign of its most important king.
"Egyptians do not call him Ramesses II," Sabry Abd El Aziz, director of antiquities for the Qurna region, told TIME correspondent Lara Marlowe last week, as she and photographer Barry Iverson became the first Western journalists to enter the tomb since the new discoveries were announced.
One of Istnofret's sons was Merneptah, Ramesses' 13th boy, who eventually succeeded him (the older ones are presumed to have died before their father did).
www.savagenet.com /oz/Oz/real.htm   (1597 words)

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