For most of the first 20 years of his rule, Ramses busily reasserted Egyptian control of cities in the Levant as far north as Qadesh (in what is now
For the rest of his very long rule, Ramses had builders busily constructing temples all over
According to tradition, Ramses was the pharaoh locked in mortal struggle with Moses over the fate of the people of
Ancient Greek writers knew Ramses as Ozymandias. Percy Shelley, a nineteenth-century English Romantic writer, wrote a poem by that name.
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