He was also responsible for suppressing some Nubian revolts and carrying out a campaign in Libya. Although the Battle of Kadesh often dominates the scholarly view of the military prowess and power of Ramesses II, he nevertheless enjoyed more than a few outright victories over the enemies of Egypt. During Ramesses II's reign, the Egyptian army is estimated to have totaled aboutmen; a formidable force that he used to strengthen Egyptian influence. There probably was a naval battle somewhere near the mouth of the Nile, as shortly afterward, many Sherden are seen among the pharaoh's body-guard where they are conspicuous by their horned helmets having a ball projecting from the middle, their round shields, and the great Naue II swords with which they are depicted in inscriptions of the Battle of Kadesh.
He was one of the most powerful and influential pharaohs of ancient Egypt. He was the third ruler of the 19th Dynasty and ruled for an amazing 67 years, the second longest reign of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs.
A variety of health problems such as arthritis and arterial issues may have contributed to the end of the life of Ramses II, but he had accomplished much in his time. Ramses II's interest in architecture resulted in the erection of more monuments than any of the other ancient Egyptian pharaohs.
A significant number of architectural tributes attributed to Ramses II still dominate the landscape of Egypt today. The Ramesseum is a memorial temple complex situated close to Luxor even closer to Qurna. Although it is in ruins now, it is still recognizable for the large Pylon of Ramesses inside which is useful as a historical document.
The pylon is inscribed with images showing Ramesses victories over the Hittites in war, and the subsequent peace treaty which ensued. This pylon, along with other inscriptions and temples created during Ramses II's reign, shows that this pharaoh wanted to be remembered for his influence on military, political, and religious life.
Also at the Ramesseum are the remains of a gigantic Ramses II statue. It used to be 56ft 17m high, but now only parts of the torso and base remain. Other remains found are those of 2 large statues of a seated Ramesses 2 the bust is on display in the British Museum. They are situated in Nubia South Egyptclose to Lake Nasser, and were meant to commemorate his reign, and that of his queen, Nefertari.
This city is mentioned in the Bible, as a place where Israelites were forced to work for the Pharaoh. Another ancient city, Abydos known for its mythological inscriptions was used by Ramses II to record the history of his reign and that of his ancestors, providing a wealth of knowledge for future generations on the accomplishments of these pharaohs.
It has shown people today how large of an impact Ramses the Great had on the artwork of his day. Other sites have yielded similar large Ramses II statues.
Military Impact The reign of Ramses 2 was marked by numerous military battles and he became one of the famous Egyptian pharaohs known for his military strength. Much of his reign was occupied with taking back territories that were lost to Egypt during the rule of other ancient Egyptian pharaohs most notably Akhenaten was preoccupied with establishing a monotheistic religion.
Ramses II's army wasmen strong, enormous for that period in time. Ramses 2's most famous battle is the Battle of Kadesh, which took place at the city of Kadesh situated in present day Syria.
Fought in BC against the Hittites, it was the largest chariot battle ever. Ramesses made a tactical error in that fight by dividing his forces, causing one of his divisions to be swept away.
Eventually none of the parties gained victory and Ramesses had to retreat because of logistic difficulties. The military genius of Ramses II helped to secure Egypt's borders from foreign invaders and pirates along the Mediterranean and in Libya. He managed to fend off invasions from the Hittites and Nubians.Ramses II (reigned B.C.) was the third ruler of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt.
A great warrior, he was also the builder of some of Egypt's most famous monuments. Ramses, or Ramesses, was the son of Seti I. Prior to his accession as sole ruler in B.C., Ramses had been coregent with his father.
Perhaps the most famous battle during Ramses' rule was the Battle of Kadesh. This battle is the oldest recorded battle in history. In the battle Ramses fought the Hittites near the city of Kadesh. Ramses led his smaller force of . Ramesses II ( BCE, alternative spellings: Ramses, Rameses) was known to the Egyptians as Userma’atre’setepenre, which means 'Keeper of Harmony and Balance, Strong in Right, Elect of Ra’.
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The British Museum. The granite statue of Ramesses II, from his mortuary temple, the Ramesseum in western Thebes, is one of the largest pieces of Egyptian sculpture in .
Menpehtyre Ramesses I (or Ramses) was the founding pharaoh of ancient Egypt's 19th dynasty. The dates for his short reign are not completely known but the time-line of late – BC is frequently cited as well as – BC. "If a great person flees from the country of Hatti and if he comes to Reamasesa, the great king, king of the country of Egypt, then Reamasesa, the great king, the king of the country of Egypt, has to take hold of him and deliver him into hands of Hattusili, the great king, the king of the country of Hatti.