Ramesses II

Ramesses II was one of Egypt’s greatest pharaohs. Beginning his reign in the 19th Dynasty, in the New Kingdom, he had one of the longest lasting reigns. He was known as the ‘Great Ancestor’ even amongst his own lineage and was known as a successful warrior and a great architect and builder. His cartouche can be found on many buildings and he is most famous for the Ramesseum in western Thebes and the rock temples of Abu Simbel

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