Ramesses II

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  • Battle Of Kadesh Analysis

    This goal of this paper is to critically assess the Battle of Kadesh through the analysis of both primary texts, relief carvings, and secondary analysis by scholars. The Battle of Kadesh is by and large considered to be a stalemate for the Hittites and the Egyptians, as no territory was gained or lost. However, the reliefs and texts that were created six times on the sides of temples reveal a celebration of Ramesses II’s victory over the Hittites despite the battle being near disastrous for the Egyptians as well as praise for Amun-Re for the divine intervention on behalf of the king. By assessing the “propagandistic” nature of these reliefs and comparing them to the texts found with them, this paper will aim to argue the various narratives of the Battle of Kadesh and to whom those varying narratives were intended for out of political…

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  • The Symbols Of Ozymandias By Percy Bysshe Shelly

    The poem “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelly is about an Egyptian king, Ozymandias. Ozymandias’ real name is King Ramesses II; he is known as Ozymandias by the Greeks. Percy Bysshe Shelly hears about a finding of Ozymandias’ statue near his funeral temple and this basically motivates him to write this poem. The statue is completely demolished, leaving only a few pieces from the statue on the ground and there is no other form of life near it. Percy Bysshe Shelly basically describes what is at and…

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  • Egyptian Empire

    politically or economically, the pharaoh’s death tended to be brutal. Vernus, suggests that the main reason why Ramesses III was assassinated in 1155BC was due to jealousy within the harem, causing conspiracy in the court. This view is refuted by Grimal , arguing that Ramesses III reorganised land allocations which gave more land to the temples rather than to the people, causing agricultural land to be wasted. The economic focus is plausible as during the reign of Ramesses III in 1186-1155BC,…

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  • Cult Of Amun-Re Essay

    dynasty, Horemheb, Ramesses II, Seti I and Ramesses II, re-established the return and worship of the traditional gods for a political purpose, ensuring control of the Egyptian empire. In the effort to remove all previous mentions of the Aten, the following pharaoh’s destroyed all mentions of Akhenaten to the pharaohs before Horemheb. Horemheb continued to remove the empire from Atenism shown on a Pylon at the Temple of Amun. The temple complex is dedicated to Amun, in the form of Amun-Re.…

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  • The Adventures Of Setna And Si-Osire Analysis

    While it is difficult to precisely date “The Adventures of Setna and Si-Osire (Setna II),” this copy appears to have been produced in the mid First Century CE, during the reign of the Emperor Claudius. This historical context provides a deeper layer of meaning and a degree of explanation as to some aspects of the narrative. Though this text was likely written in the first Century AD, shortly after the Roman annexation of Egypt (470), the narrative takes place over 1,200 years earlier, during the…

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  • Power In Ozymandias

    He traps himself in the past, unable to let go of his once powerful self. While Ozymandias is a king based on Ramesses II from the 19th Dynasty, the theme of hubris and the lack of awareness that comes with it is also present throughout the world today. For example, the Enron Scandal in 2002 brought down one of the largest and most powerful corporations in America. As this company kept expanding, never believing that the floor would fall out from under them, a recession hit. They were in denial…

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  • Ramesses The Great By Percy Bysshe Shelley: Poem Analysis

    Around 1279 BCE to 1213 BCE, a pharaoh by the name Ramesses the Great, also known as Ozymandias, became the ruler of the nineteenth dynasty in ancient Egypt. When Percy Bysshe Shelley heard of the decayed statue of Ramesses the Great, he decide to base a poem, Ozymandias, on the ancient pharaoh. Ozymandias is one of Shelley’s most famous works due to the vast assortment of literary context, including the imagery, the deeper meaning of word choices, and the different morals that could be…

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  • Ramses Contributions In The Battle Of Kadesh

    By the time of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt, foreign affairs have expanded far beyond merely Nubia and the Levant; archaeological and literary records have demonstrated interactions with the “Sea Peoples”, Mesopotamians, and other “Asiatics” from the east. The Ramesside Period occurred during late New Kingdom, at which time Ramses II ruled as a militaristic pharaoh who warred against the eastern Hittites to expand their territory within the Levant. One of the key wars he led against them…

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  • The Role Of Moses In The Prince Of Egypt

    The first major alteration in The Prince of Egypt, is the role of the Egyptian princess and Moses’ revelation about the circumstances surrounding his birth. In the bible the Egyptian princess finds Moses in a wicker basket while bathing in Nile. Saran writes that “this suggests that the mother deliberately selected the spot after observing the character and habits of this particular princess.” Moses’ sister Miriam, stood watch as the wicker basket journey down the river until it rest near the…

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  • Hatshepsut Temple Analysis

    Hatshepsut’s Temple at Deir-el-Bahari was constructed after queen Hatshepsut obtained the status of being considered “god-like” and Kind during the period of 1479-1458BCE. The constructor of the temple was determined to be her steward, tutor of Neferu-Ra, and possibly the potential “lover” of Hatshepsut herself. Her temple was modeled after the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II. He was the considerable Thebian King who established the 11th Dynasty & began the center Kingdom of Egypt (2040-1782).…

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