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20 facts on Ramses II
My 20 facts on Ramses II
1.He was the son of Seti I and Queen Tuya.
2. Called Ramesses the Great.
3.He lived to be 96 years.
4. Ramses II had 200 wives and concubines.
5. Ramses II had 96 sons and 60 daughters.
6. At the age of 22 Ramesses went on a campaign in Nubia with two of his own sons.
7. He was the third king of the 19th Dynasty.
8. One son, Prince Khaemwese, was a high priest of Ptah, governor of Memphis, and was in charge of the restoration of the Pyramid of Unas.
9. One of Ramses II's son was buried in The Serapeum which was Prince Khaemwese.
10. Rameses II outlived the first thirteen of his heirs.
11.Ramesses was named co-ruler with his father, Seti I, early in his life.
12. Ramesses accompanied his father on numerous campaigns in Libya and Nubia.
13. Seti I and Ramesses built a palace in Avaris where Ramesses I had started a new capital.
14. When Seti I died in 1290 B.C., Ramesses assumed the throne and began a series of wars against the Syrians.
15. The famous Battle of Kadesh is inscribed on the walls of Ramesses temple.
16. Ramesses' building accomplishments are two temples at Abu Simbel, the hypostyle hall at Karnak, a mortuarty complex at Abydos, the Colossus of Ramesses at Memphis, a vast tomb at Thebes, additions at the Luxor Temple, and the famous Ramesseum.
17.Among Ramesses' wives were Nefertari, Queen Istnofret, his two daughters, Binthanath and Merytamon, and the Hittite princess, Maathornefrure.
18.Ramesses was originally buried in his tomb in the Valley of the Kings because of the widespread looting of tombs during the 21st Dynasty the priests removed Ramesses body and took it to a holding area where the valuable materials such, as gold-leaf and semi-precious inlays, were removed.
19. His years of Reign 1279 BC – 1213 BC - 66 years
20.Ramesses was followed to the throne by his thirteenth son, with his queen Istnofret, Merenptah.
My facts in my own words
1. His father was Seti I and his mother was Queen Tuya.
2. Ramses II was also known as Ramesses the Great.
3. He was 96 years old when he died.
4. He had about 200 wives and concubines.
5. He had about 96 sons and 60 daughters.
6. When Ramesses was 22 he went to Nubia for a campaign with his two sons.
7. Ramses II ruled in the 19th Dynasty and was the third king to rule in that Dynasty.
8. Prince Khaemwese was a very successful he was a high priest of Ptah, governor of Memphis, was in charge of the resotation of the Pyramid of Unas, and was also Ramses II's son.
9. Prince Khaemwese, Ramses II's son, was buried in The Serapeum.
10. Ramses II outlived his first 13 children.
11. Early in Ramesses life he was name co-ruler with his father, Seti I.
12. Ramesses went to many campaigns with his father in Libya and Nubia.
13. Where Ramesses I had started a new capital in Avaris, Seti I and Ramesses built a palace.
14. Ramesses took the throne when his father died in 1290 BC and began a group of wars against the Syrians.
15. On the walls of the Ramesses temple the inscribed the famous battle of Kadesh.
16. Abu SImbel, the Hypostyle Hall at Karnak, a mortuary complex at Abydos, the Colossus of Ramesses at Memphis, a vast tomb at Thebes, additions at the Luxor Temple, and the famous Ramesseum, are all built by Ramesses.
17. Wives of Ramesses are Nefertari, Oueen Istnofret, his two daughters, Binthanath and Merytamon, and the Hittite princess, Maathornefrure.
18. Ramesses was buried in his tomb in the Valley of the Kings until the 21st Dynasty where a lot of tombs were rombed so the priests removed him and removed the gold too.
19. Ramesses ruled from 1279 BC to 1213 BC and that was 66 years.
20. After Ramesses years of reign ended it was took over by his 13th son, with his queen Istnofret, Merenptah.
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