Ramesses the Great
Ramesses II, who ruled Egypt for 67 years (1279–1212 BCE), earned the title “Ramesses
the Great” based on the unparalleled number and grand scale of his monuments.
The king propagated himself as a courageous warrior following his battle against the
Hittites at the city of Kadesh in central Syria, commemorating his triumph in text
and relief on temple walls all over Egypt. Yet the battle had, in fact, ended without a
decisive victor, and Ramesses had no choice but to ... Read More »