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Meresankh
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:00 am    Post subject: Re: Rameses II Reply with quote

JOY! wrote:
I thought it'd be nice to have an entire post dedicated to:
Usermaatre Setepenre Ramessu Meriamen: Rameses II, Beloved of Amen.

He seems to be very interesting. Like how he had so many temples built for himself, (I'm sure a lot of other pharaohs did as well, but it seems a lot of Rameses lasted through the years. The man who was born a commoner, ended up becoming one of Egypt's greatest kings. The thing is rameses never seems to acknowlege his common roots, I guess back then it wasn't looked upon highly. Surprised
I just wish we knew more of his private life, my goodness why didn't these pharaohs write in journals??

PHOTOS-
http://www.knoware.co.uk/Travelogues/Egyptian%20Experience/Rameses%20II%20Cairo%20Museum.JPG

http://www.livius.org/a/1/egypt/ramses_ii_bm.JPG

http://www.gris.uni-tuebingen.de/~bartz/Photos/egypt/luxor_ramsesII.jpg


Don't forget that the pharaohs were thought of as the living gods.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:55 pm    Post subject: The Ramesseum Reply with quote

For a photo and interesting facts about this once magnificent monument, The Mortuary temple of Ramesses II - The Ramesseum

It's such a pity it's half ruined though, as with other monuments.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing that! I can imagine that would have looked stunning when it was in its heyday. It's such a shame that so many of those beautiful buildings have suffered but I guess time takes its toll. I can't help wondering if the Egyptians could have done something to help preserve them a long time ago.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I've often wondered that myself.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The program on Ramesses UK channel 5 20/1/2009 did make an interesting comment which improved my opinion of Ramesses slightly - all previous battle reports were just basicly the Enemy saw pharoh and ran away. This is the nearest thing to a confession of error I know of.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw that program too.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those of you who may be interested but missed the program, it can be viewed here
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed they allow them to be viewed for one month. I wonder if they have any plans to bring the series out on DVD?
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