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    Rameses became the third king of the 19th Dynasty at the age of 25. His reign is best known for the buildings he commissioned. Early in his reign, he constructed a new capital, Piramesse, in the Nile delta. He built the rock temples of Abu Simbel and his own mortuary temple at Thebes. The tomb of his principal wife Nefertari, also at Thebes, is one of the best-preserved royal tombs

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      Ramses II (c. 1303 BC – July or August 1213 BC) was the third pharaoh (reigned 1279 BC – 1213 BC) of the 19th dynasty. He is regarded as the greatest, most celebrated, and most powerful pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire. His successors called him the "Great Ancestor." Ramesses II led several military expeditions into the Levant, re-asserting Egyptian control over Canaan. He also led expeditions to the south, into Nubia, commemorated in inscriptions at Beit el-Wali and Gerf Hussein.

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      Diorite Statue - Ramsés II: 1380 BC, Dynasty 19, 190 cm, Egyptian Museum of Turín.

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