Friday, December 12, 2008

You built WHAT?

Ramses the Great, as he was rightfully called, had a huge sense of pride for his people and his legacy. He had hundreds of statues built to resemble him in all of his glory. You can see some of these amazing works of craftsmanship and planning in museums all around the world. He also built large temples honoring himself, his ancestors, and the gods. This temple (below) was carved out of a hillside near the town Abul Simbel to signify his wealth and power. Nearby, he built a temple to his wife Nerfertari. I mean c'mon, if you're gonna build a temple for yourself you might as well build one for your wife too!

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Text Resources

  • Forty, Jo. Ancient Egyptian Pharoahs. London: PRC Ltd., 1998.
  • Ramses II: Magnificence on the Nile. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1993