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  • noun king of Egypt between 1304 and 1237 BC who built many monuments

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Examples

  • But he considered himself the true ruler of Egypt as well, the rightful heir to the spiritual traditions practiced by pharaohs such as Ramses II and Thutmose III.

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  • Indeed the life-sized granite bust of Ramses II here shows him looking as if somebody has reminded him of a private joke.

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  • The most powerful and recognized pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire, Ramses II represents a great leader to Thomas.

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  • It was started by Amenhotep III, known as "The Magnificent," for his 38-year peaceful reign, which saw Egypt reach its cultural height a century before Ramses II.

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  • He has an anonymous pharaoh on a throne, hieroglyphics and Ramses II in the background.

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  • This genetic trait continued on, all the way into the reign of Ramses II.

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  • It was started by Amenhotep III, known as "The Magnificent," for his 38-year peaceful reign, which saw Egypt reach its cultural height a century before Ramses II.

    Scott S. Smith: Egypt the Eternal

  • Marc Champion A handful of tourists gather on the viewing platform built around the massive statue of Ramses II in the open air museum at Memphis, the ancient capital of Northern Egypt.

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  • When Ramses II was over eighty he celebrated his rejuvenation at the feast of Set, repeating it yearly until he was ninety and more, and displaying his power of rejuvenation to the Gods above in the Obelisks he regularly erected as a memorial, which the aged Pharaoh decorated with electrum at the top so that their brightness should pour over lands of Egypt when the sun was mirrored in them.

    Rebellion in the Land of the Pharaohs

  • Ptahmes, the mayor of Memphis, also served as army chief, overseer of the treasury and royal scribe under Seti I and his son and successor, Ramses II, in the 13th century B.C.

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