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Ramses II the Pharaoh by GENZOMAN Ramses II the Pharaoh by GENZOMAN
Ramesses II (known as Ramesses The Great and also known as Ozymandias in the Greek sources ) was the third Egyptian pharaoh of the Nineteenth dynasty. He is often regarded as Egypt's greatest, most celebrated, and most powerful pharaoh. His successors and later Egyptians called him the "Great Ancestor." Today he is often believed to have been the Pharaoh of the Exodus.

Ramses II was said to have to made the most temples including: The Ramesseum, Karnak, and Abu Simbel. Also his cartouche was engraved so deep into the structures and monuments that no successor could erase it.

He was born around 1303 BC and at age fourteen, Ramesses was appointed Prince Regent by his father Seti I. He is believed to have taken the throne in his early 20s and to have ruled Egypt from 1279 BC to 1213 BC for a total of 66 years and 2 months, according to Manetho. He was once said to have lived to be 99 years old, but it is more likely that he died in his 90th or 91st year. If he became king in 1279 BC as most Egyptologists today believe, he would have assumed the throne on May 31, 1279 BC, based on his known accession date of III Shemu day 27. Ramesses II celebrated an unprecedented 14 sed festivals during his reign—more than any other pharaoh. On his death, he was buried in a tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

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Ramese II is said to have been most likely Moses' nemesis in the book of Exodus. His life, which was over eighty years long ,makes him even more likely to have been the pharaoh in Exodus in the popular knowledge.

Moses returns to Egypt, and God instructs him to appear before the pharaoh and inform him of God's demand that he let God's people go. Moses and his brother Aaron do so, but the pharaoh refuses. God causes a series of plagues to strike Egypt, but the pharaoh does not relent. God instructs Moses to institute the Passover sacrifice among the Hebrews, and kills all the firstborn children and livestock throughout Egypt. The pharaoh then agrees to let the Hebrews go. Moses explains the meaning of the Passover: it is for Israel's salvation from Egypt, so that the Hebrews will not be required to sacrifice their own sons, but to redeem them.

a old draw, for arround june of 2008, for the biblical serie :)
PSCS/6hours/bamboo/music: Take a bow - Muse (damn, I lost their concert the last year when they come to my country, i only wanted to hear this song, sing for absolution, hysteria, and Knights of Cydonia T_T)
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OJPArtist Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Such a powerful image! Great work!
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Agawaer Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
I've always loved this guy. I mean, I can't help but get a kick out of just how massive his ego was. Everything he wrote about himself ranged from "I am a god" to "the gods really like me." I mean, have you seen the tomb he built for himself? That's ego carved in stone, that's what that is. But personally, I can kind of forgive him for that because unlike a lot of other ancient kings, Ramses did stuff that earned him the right to be boastful. He established a peace treaty and alliance with Egypt's traditional enemies, the Hittites (something that was downright revolutionary for his day and age) and expanded his empire further than ever before. And that's just to name a few. It's not for nothing that he's remembered as the greatest of all Pharaohs, or that all those who came after him tried to follow his example. He's one of the relative few who actually earned the right to have the epithet "the Great" after his name.

And yet...Ramses had a soft side, too, and that's probably why out of all the kings of the ancient world, I like him the most. He totally represents that duality between warrior-king and family man. I mean, we think of Ramses, like all the other famous names of history, as these monumental figures, almost larger-than-life. We tend not to think of them as people. But what we know of Ramses's personal life reminds that he was a person as well as a conqueror and god-king. He felt the same things we do, loved and suffered and hated. Like, near the end of his life he was in very poor health: dental abscesses made it nearly impossible for him to eat, and curvature of the spine caused him so much pain he nearly became invalid. Imagine how awful that must have been to endure, especially for someone like Ramses who was so strong and virile in his younger days! And Ramses loved his chief wife, Nefertari, so much that he built her a tomb as grandiose as his own and decorated its walls with what I guess you could call sappy love poems. It's moving to see just how much he loved her: "My love is unique. No one can rival her, for she is the most beautiful woman alive...gold is nothing compared to her arms, and her fingers are as soft as lotus flowers. Merely in passing, she has stolen away my heart." That's a direct excerpt, by the way. 

Sorry...I didn't mean to ramble. That was, um, my inner history geek rearing his head for a moment there. XD
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JaHMellaH Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Ramses? haha, leprosy ramses? hahaha... funny... 
Anyway as the TRUE saying goes, history is written by the conquerors... so i dont blame you 
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epicazeroth Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Ramses II didn't have leprosy...  Unless you saw this history, and know for a fact that the written version is wrong?
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JaHMellaH Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
So he can never be so called white, because leprosy IS albinoism and it IS what you call white people, you and the albinos are THE SAME... ramses was a hamite and ham is DARK SKIN...
i KNOW he didnt have leprosy, i JUST SHOWED YOU THAT... you need to have comprehensive skills when you read comments...
you have NO IDEA what i actually wrote... you need to elevate your mind when reading my comments...

go and read it again then comment me again...
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epicazeroth Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
You exact words were "leprosy Ramses".  What else is that supposed to mean?  Unless you meant that he had some sort of connection to or control over leprosy, which would be ridiculous.  Also, you didn't show anybody anything, except your own ignorance.

Leprosy, albinism, and being ethnically white are actually completely distinct, separate things.  Not all white people are lepers or albinos.  Not all albinos are ethnically white or have leprosy.  And not all lepers have albinism or are ethnically white; in fact, the vast majority fit neither of those categories.

Ramses II was in fact not dark-skinned.  In fact, this article - marchofthetitans.com/earlson/r… - states that he was white-skinned, or at least fair-skinned.  He had red hair, and people of that area very rarely have red hair.  Interestingly, it is possible for Africans to have reddish hair - but only if they're albino.  So Ramses II was either ethnically white-skinned or albino.

Lastly, I'm not white.  So stop and think before you post next time.
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jklool Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Artist
Excuse me, I'm writing a book. May I use this as what he looks like in it?
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yarizui Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
you know... ramses... wasnt mythology..  but still awesome i love your works XD
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T-Dawg-420 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
This looks very similar to your drawing of Ra.
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Nagneto Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's so nice to search the word Pharaoh and actually get an Egyptian pharaoh as opposed to pokemon fan art.

Excellent work.
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TheNerdytimes Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
I didn't find any Pokémon fanart with the word pharaoh.
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Chocolatonatan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ramses: Su DIOS es DIOS.... amé esa parte
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demonlovers Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
amazing 
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Wolfgerlion Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ramses: ... Return the Slab...
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Adobbs14fr Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
What's your offer?
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Wolfgerlion Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
*activates all 3 pledges*
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waxishi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Don't forget the song :D : RAMSEEES RAMSES RAMSES RAMSES RAAAAMSEES RAMSES RAMSESRRAMSES
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Wolfgerlion Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
no it's "KING RAMSEEES, the man in Goz! the Man in Goz! KING RAMSEEEEEES" :D
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waxishi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Thanks i think I need to re watch that episode :D
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Adobbs14fr Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Courage The Cowardly Dog 
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AirForces2010 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Amazing
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unusualsen Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
me encantaaaaa
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JaqErant92 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible picture. Makes him look kind of like a tyrant with great power, which he was. Great depiction.
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gogols Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ramses was Moses. ramMOSES, great pic!
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LoverOfMorpheus Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
freaking cool
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AmIProdigy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely portrays the "Living God" half of the Pharaohs.
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nekostarfire Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Absolutely hot!! Can totally write a dramatic fantasy ffrom this picture! Oh in a little history fact lol Ramses had red hair! lol shocking right?!
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WingBlade-kun Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow amazing
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Smashfanful Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student General Artist
nice
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TDManiacXC626 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Return the Slab, or suffer my curse!
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Crazy-Viverrid Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's yer offer!
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PokemonFromHell Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The man in gauze! The man in gauze!
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Yenk Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an amaaaazing picture. Well it captures the concept of one of the most powerful of all Egyptian monarchs!

I'm a bit of a history fan myself, but check this out:
Solomon built the temple in Jerusalem around 1000 BCE (1034 exactly). The Bible says it was the 480th year from the Exodus from Egypt, which would put the Exodus a little over 200 years before Ramses' birth.

Pharaoh told Moses "I do not know Yahweh (Jehovah) at all!"

Inscriptions have been discovered in Egypt that mention the name of the Hebrews' god Yahweh that date to c.1400 BCE, a hundred years before Ramses II, so it would maybe have been strange for Ramses to say he didn't know their God had the name Yahweh been known in Egypt long before his time.

More recently, an inscription was found in Egypt that mentions 'Ishraer' or 'Israel' in a list of places in Canaan conquered by a Pharaoh in the 1400s BCE, similar to an inscription made by Ramses' successor Merneftah where Israel is spelled a little differently.

So if Israel was settled already in Canaan by the 1400s BCE...and in view of the Bible's chronology and other discoveries, it seems impossible for Ramses' to have lived near the time of Moses at all.

The misconception arose from where it says in the Bible that the Israelites built the store cities Pithom and Ramses in Egypt, so people automatically assumed it was one of the Ramessid kings that ruled at the time. However, the Bible never names the Pharaoh at the time of Moses. Ramses appears as a country in Egypt and a city name. It may well be the city was called Avaris at the time and Ramses II merely renamed it after himself, as many Pharaohs did.

Again- Cool drawing!
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omkr01 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
RETURN THE SLAAAAB......

Kiiiinnng RAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMSEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The mon in the gauze, The mon in the gauze,

Kiiiinnng RAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMSEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The mon in the gauze, The mon in the gauze,
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Smashfanful Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
man sooooooooooo coooooooool ^w^
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Gaara-uchihA Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Stan geniales hermano! deveias hacer mas de estas.. de pueblos antiguos =D tendras x ahi un azteca? woooow
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Aj67 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
REEtuurrnn ThE SLAAAAb
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schuy007 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
i like it, but he doesn't look egyptian. cool sword tho
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kitsunestudios-182 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
imprecionante!!! 10 puntos...
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blueprince312 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hai genzoman,, can i request youll make an image of a blue prince??
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KryMaster Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
this is awesome
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MariaTenebre Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Nice pic though just for the record Ramses was not the Pharoah in the exodus story. Ramses was a beloved Pharoah to his people and did not die the way the biblical pharoah died.
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Smashfanful Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student General Artist
man, Ramses is like: alright, bring it on!
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cleasterwood Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Damn!
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naladraws Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this. Alot. I love egypt....
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Kylancelo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
I like this picture, but the problem is I've studied swords like that and you put the blade on backwards.
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kirbytycoon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
love it!!!!
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spike360 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
As a fan of Ancient Egypt, I love the mythology, the history and the civilization. The deities are the best, along with the legendary pharaohs and their myriad symbols and the fascinating ancient culture. Your interpretation of one of the many rulers of this legendary, historical land is quite a sight! I thought about doing my own fictitious Egyptian royalty figure soon, and making him a cross between Prince Zuko (of Avatar), King Tut, and Prince Rama (of India's Ramayana). You'll see!
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naladraws Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE EGYPT TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Actually, I'm crazy for it. :P
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spike360 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Very good. As am I! You should see my Egyptian prince character in my gallery; his name is Rahotep.
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