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What things did Ramses II do that made him known as Ramses the Great?
Ramesses constructed many large monuments, including the archaeological complex of Abu Simbel, and the mortuary temple known as the Ramesseum. He built on a monumental scale to ensure that his legacy would survive the ravages of time.
How did Ramses II influence others?
Ramesses II had more mortuary temples built than any other Egyptian king. Ramesses II was clearly prolific in his construction activities, which helped secure his legacy and influenced Egypt, but he was just as prolific in his familial affairs.
What was Ramses II leadership style?
Some of his leadership characteristics (sort of a philosophy) from indirect evidence were: Do things on a grand scale (built the most temples, erected the most statues and obelisks) Have many children (estimated at 200) Subdue your enemy.
Why was Ramesses II important to ancient Egypt?
Due to a combination of his longevity, ambition, and confidence, Ramesses II was able to influence the course of ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern history in a way that few pharaohs were able to do before or after him.
Why are the battle scenes in Ramesses II hard to read?
Another problem with Ramesses II’s battle scenes on the Karnak Hypostyle Hall is the erosion and random damage they have received over the centuries, making them hard to read. A giant figure of Ramesses II attacks two fortified towns in Syria.
What was the first public act of Ramses II?
The first public act of Ramses after his accession to sole rule was to visit Thebes, the southern capital, for the great religious festival of Opet, when the god Amon of Karnak made a state visit in his ceremonial barge to the Temple of Luxor.
Why did Ramesses II not send out scouts?
Ramesses believed them and didn’t bother sending out any scouts of his own. This was a massive mistake: the spies were Hittite agents sent to lull the Egyptians into a trap. The Hittites were actually camped just across the river, ready to attack.