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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:00 am 
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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. :o
I just wish we knew more of his private life, my goodness why didn't these pharaohs write in journals??

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http://www.knoware.co.uk/Travelogues/Eg ... Museum.JPG

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

http://www.gris.uni-tuebingen.de/~bartz ... msesII.jpg


Don't forget that the pharaohs were thought of as the living gods.Image


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The Ramesseum
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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 12:54 pm 
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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 2:40 pm 
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Yes, I've often wondered that myself.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:32 am 
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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 7:55 am 
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I saw that program too. Image


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:54 am 
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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 1:21 pm 
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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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