One of the pharaohs King Ramses II from Egypt’s golden age was popular for building the highest number of monuments. He was also famous because he sired many children when compared to any other Egyptian kings.
There are many things that qualify a king to be mighty. Ramses II believed that to mitigate military shortcomings he should rely on exhaustive public relations and along with that he practiced diplomacy. There are many building accomplishments of Ramses that are really unique and fabulous. The most popular ones are the marvels at Karnak and Abu Simbel.
These architectures succeeded in reflecting his vision to build a great nation. They also illustrated that he wanted to be the ruler of rulers. He always spent time in erecting more and more monuments. He sired more children compared to any other pharaoh. Hence he was regarded as Ramses the Great from Egyptian for a long time. He ruled for 66 years and this time is considered to be the height of Egypt’s glory and power.
More About Ramses II Dynasty
Ramses I was Ramses II’s grandfather and he is behind the elevation of this family to reach the ranks of royalty. Ramses I succeeded in this through his military powers. Set I father of Ramses II. He was behind securing Egypt’s wealth through opening quarries and mines.
He succeeded in fortifying the northern frontier against Hittites. This was a tribe that was from modern-day Turkey. Ramses II ascended the throne when he was just 14 years. At this time Hittites tried to test this young king along with his empire from the northern border. They succeeded in taking over Kadesh town which was a very important town of trading and present in modern-day Syria.
Later Ramses II led his all forces towards Kadesh and tried to recapture it. But he failed since he was duped by the spies and he thought Hittites were present far from his camp. They were actually lying nearby and attacked Ramses II forces. But in the nick of time Egyptians arrived and that made Ramses Ii to won the battle. But he lost in that war.
Even today we can see in all the temples across Egypt depicting his bravery of defeating the aggressors single-handedly. The reality is that, Ramses II himself signed a peace agreement with the Hittites. This is the oldest peace accord about which some texts exist.
Ramses II – One Of The Great Pharaohs
Ramses always represented as a sign of good faith but diplomatic. He married the daughter of Hittite King. She joins as a chief queen and embraces his enormous family. There is proof that he sired over a hundred children. They were all living in Per Ramessu, his capital.
The wealth of this king reign and can be seen in his opulent building campaigns. These were the largest campaigns that could led by any pharaoh. Two of Egypt’s greatest wonders Abu Simbel and Karnak were built by Ramses II. Ramesseum is his funerary temple, which contains a massive library. Here you can find over 10000 papyrus scrolls. Both himself and his father were honored by temples in Abydos.