Ramesses II: The Greatest Pharaoh of the New Kingdom
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Many of ancient Egypt’s pharaohs are quite familiar to us today, even though the eras in which they lived are fantastically remote and most or all of their contemporaries have been relegated to historical obscurity. Even among the most famous rulers of ancient Egypt, one name, that of pharaoh Ramesses II, stands out as one of the most well-known names in mankind’s ancient history. This pharaoh, famous for his early battle against the Hittites at Kadesh, would rule Egypt for more than six decades during the height of the New Kingdom Period. During this time, he would build a great new capital city for Egypt, restore temples and embark on a building program that would ensure his name could be found at almost every Egyptian site from Nubia in the south to the Nile delta in the north. Ramesses II: The Greatest Pharaoh of the New Kingdom traces the major events that occurred during the life of Ramesses II, often better known as Ramesses the Great, from his early life and upbringing through his death in extreme old age. Included are his campaigns against the Sherden sea raiders, the great Battle of Kadesh in the fifth year of his reign and the building of Abu Simbel, the Ramesseum and his capital city of Pi-Ramesses. It also traces what we know of the personal life of Ramesses, most of which concerns his principle wife Nefertari and his many children. This book is written for those who have not made extensive studies of the history of Ancient Egypt or of Ramesses the Great specifically. The information is presented in a manner that is accessible to anyone with at least a general knowledge of ancient Egypt. It is also written with a mind toward conveying the impact that the reign and actions of Ramesses II had on ancient Egyptian history in general to help the reader understand the importance and influence of this time period. In Ramesses II: The Greatest Pharaoh of the New Kingdom, you will learn about: -The life, reign and death of Ramesses -Military campaigns in Libya, Nubia, Canaan and Amurru -The Battle of Kadesh -The great building program of Ramesses -The events that occurred after Ramesses’ death to bring his mummy from its royal tomb to a famous mummy cache -The legacy of Ramesses the Great -And much more!As one of the most well-known and most influential Egyptian pharaohs, Ramesses II created an immense legacy for himself which has survived intact into modern times. This short historical book examines that legacy and the events that led up to Ramesses becoming one of the most famous men in all of history.
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