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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.


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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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 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
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 
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?
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...
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 -… - 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.
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?
yarizui Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
you know... ramses... wasnt mythology..  but still awesome i love your works XD
T-Dawg-420 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
This looks very similar to your drawing of Ra.
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.
TheNerdytimes Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
I didn't find any Pokémon fanart with the word pharaoh.
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