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Ramses II
Ramses II a Egyptian king the third ruler of the 19th dynasty and the son of Seti I.
Ramses was born some time around 1304 BC and died around 1237 BC. Ramses was one of the
greatest rulers of ancient Egypt if not than the best as Pharaoh Ramses was the most
powerful known to mankind under him came the high priest and below the high priests came
the prophets. Ramses life remain a mystery but he always recorded his big achievements.
Ramses II was on the Egyptian throne for 67 years. Over all those years it was mostly
quite and peaceful. Also over his reign in ancient Egypt Ramses became known for his
great construction “He was the most prolific builder of any age” . Ramses had a hard
childhood he was given great responsibilities and great honors and by the age of ten
Ramses was captain of the army. By 1920 BC Ramses, just like many new kings spent the
first few years visiting his kingdom and all the territories to see where the troubled
areas are. In his fifth year of ruling Egypt, Ramses ran into some trouble, King
Muwatallish of the Hittites who was planning to attack Egypt. Therefore Ramses set out
and crossed the Egyptian frontier about 15 miles from Kadesh Ramses found the division of
Re who were unaware that the Egyptians were coming and they were not prepared for battle
so they fled to another group called Amun and they to were unaware of the Egyptians. So
the two groups fled to Kadesh to meet the Hittites. Ramses attacked pushing the groups
into the riverbank. King Muwatallish watched the battle from a distance forgetting to
send in his 8,000 spearmen. Ramses head long charges had pushed the Hittites back to the
river banks. The next day the savered hands of the dead were presented to Ramses. The
troops praised their leader! Ramses was proud and the only thing he praised was his
shield-bearer and his two horses. The battle of Kaldesh could have easily been won by the
Hittites if they had all their forces but they didn’t know that that Ramses army was
coming. Neither side ended up wining. When Ramses left he didn’t take Kaldesh but
returned home in a hurry. Ramses not taking Kaldesh cost him dearly because now other
states now knew their weakness. 16 years after the battle of Kaldesh, in the 21st year of
Ramesses’ power the Hittite-Egyptian were no longer hostile and a major peace treaty
became between them. The peace treaty was ahead of its time due to the modern terms used
in the agreements. The non-aggression pact and mutual defense pact are just a few
examples of the terms used.

Twenty- nine years after the famous battle of Kadesh Ramses had to marry the young
daughter of king Khattusilis. When the bride arrived to Egypt the Hittites and the
Egyptians celebrated like brothers and there was no fighting. The daughter of the King
Khattusilis liked Ramses and became one of Ramses many great wives. Ramses secured Egypt
from his marriage with power and wealth.

After Ramses’ marriage he got back to building temples. the wealth of his temples were
great. Ramses’ main temple covered 60 acres and could easily fit ten European cathedrals.
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