King Tut's Contribution To Ancient Egypt

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Egypt is known for its ancient history of many pharaohs including Tutankhamun “King Tut”, even though King Tut did not accomplish a lot during his reign due to his death at 18 he is the most famous pharaoh of all time. The discovery of his golden filled tomb in 1922 was one of the greatest archeology discoveries in the 20th century. His golden mask is a very known and a great symbol in ancient Egypt. Ramses II ruled Egypt for sixty-six years, which is the second longest period anyone has ruled Egypt until his death in 1213 BCE. Ramses II was the son of King Seti and Queen Mut-Tuy and had an older sister named Tia. During Ramses life time he had more than fifty wives and one-hundred children making his family one of the largest in Egyptian …show more content…
He had become a great warrior and had experience leading him to great battles that his father could never accomplish. Ramses II had set out to conquer Kadesh one of his greatest battles in history but failed his first time. He had been defeated due to lies of the where bouts of the Hittite army from two spies who he had captured. The spies told Ramses II that the Army were located at Aleppo a city in Syria but when they arrived to camp before Kadesh he realized that the army was behind the city walls. The Egyptians fought hard and long but still did not capture Kadesh in this go around. It was not till his sixteenth year of reign that he had finally made peace with the King of Hittite and the surrounding cities. Ramses II was a great warrior known all throughout history accomplishing things his father never could achieve and finishing them with great …show more content…
Building great statues of himself and finishing his father’s projects of his burial tomb. Ramses greatest achievement was the Ramesseum and the Abu Simbel temples. A city where Ramses II resided and recorded the great battles he had been in on the entrance of his walls tells the stories of the peace treaties, political, and religious life. Ramses built the Abu Simbel for his favorite wife Nefertari and the rest of his family including his children and mother. Statues are carved out on the side of the cliff of Abu Simbel of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari as well as his children at the bottom of his feet in smaller figures. The temple of Abu Simbel is dedicated to the sun gods Amon and Re-Horakhte and twice a year the sun shines through the temple lighting up the walls revealing the great stories and accomplishments written in the walls. These statues show how creative the Egyptians were and how they could even manage to build such large projects as these. It took twenty years for them to build the Ramesseum, but when it was done it was a beautiful

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