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Ramses the Great by Bellerophon Books

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Published by Bellerophon Books .
Written in English


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  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction

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Open LibraryOL11232747M
ISBN 100883881489
ISBN 109780883881484

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Ramses II, Ramses also spelled Ramesses or Rameses, byname Ramses the Great, (flourished 13th century bce), third king of the 19th dynasty (– bce) of ancient Egypt, whose reign (–13 bce) was the second longest in Egyptian history. In addition to his wars with the Hittites and Libyans, he is known for his extensive building. The first of a five-volume set, Christian Jacq's novel of the life of Ramses the Great begins with the king's early life in Egypt. The supremely confident prince thought he was certain to succeed his father to the Horus Throne, but he was the only one who did/5(). Ramses II, pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty, left an indelible mark on ancient Egypt. Often known as Ramses the Great, his reign was a golden age when political and cultural life thrived. He created spectacular monuments, including the magnificent Abu Simbel temples, the royal city of Piramses, and his mortuary temple Ramesseum. As a military leader, he expanded the Egyptian 5/5(1).   This was my first time reading a book and it didn't have enough of the details about Ramases the great that I would have preffered. The book was organized good but the depth was missing. (view spoiler) [ For ex, The battle of Kadesh is what made him Ramses the This was an average read at best for me/5(2).

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Interesting Facts about Ramses II. Other names for Ramses include Ramesses II, Ramesses the Great, and Ozymandias. It is estimated that around 5, chariots were used in the Battle of Kadesh. Some historians think that Ramses was the pharaoh from the Bible who Moses demanded that he free the Israelites. During most of the reign of Ramses II, the climate of Pi-Ramses was wet and rather tropical. Inexplicably, the climate became dry and desert-like toward the end of his reign. This could have triggered the first plague, which was the Nile turning to blood. This climate change has been documented by a study of the stalagmites in local Egyptian caves, which provided a record of .   Hannibal: The Man Who Hated Rome (Roman Empire Documentary) | Timeline - Duration: Timeline - World History Documentaries 2,, views.   Ramesses, however, thinks large, and this extends to his family, since he boasts that he is the father of more than sons and 60 daughters. Ramesses decided to double the rate of temple-building.