Ramses Ii Essays

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Rameses exhibited great resolve in returning on a path he had already travelled, proving his mettle and laying claim on what he believed was rightfully his. By Runoko Rashidi Although it was the African Sudan–the “Ethiopia” (Land of the Blacks) of ancient times–that gave birth to the oldest civilization, it is in Kmt (Ancient Egypt), a child of Ethiopia and greatest nation of antiquity, that the bulk of historical research has been done.

An­cient deities like Ptah, Re and Set were elevated to high status.

The adoration of Amen was restored and his priests reinstated.

Ramses was deified in his own lifetime, and through the unrelenting projec­tion of his own incomparable personality made the name Ramses, the Son of Amen-Re, synonymous with kingship for centuries. He was the towering figure of his age and established the models and set the standards that others used to rule by.

In regards to the ethnicity of the great Ramses, Cheikh Anta Diop unhesitatingly threw down the gauntlet, and spoke of him in a language of unmistakable firmness and certitude: “Ramses II was not leucoderm and could have been even less red-haired, because he reigned over a people who instantly massacred red-haired people as soon as they met them, even in the street; these people were considered as strange beings, unhealthy, bearers of bad luck and unfit for life…. Let’s let him sleep in his black skin, for eternity.” Sadly, the mummy of Ramses II has been more than disturbed.

However, though Seti I may have taken Kadesh, by the time of Rameses II's reign, it was back in the hands of the Hittites.(Redford 181) ..more.

Middle The captured foreign enemy are shown as captives presented to the Egyptian gods Amon, Mut, and Khonsu by Rameses and each of his four sons.

His reign was a time of power and prosperity for the people of Africa’s Nile Valley.

The sixty-seven year reign of Ramses the Great was for Kmt an era of general prosperity, stable government and extensive building projects.

He may have had to leave without victory, but Rameses would not lay dormant, campaigning actively to win back Palestine around the year 1278, eventually laying siege on Dapur, in the land of Qode(Redford 186).

These events are corroborated by primary sources from Rameses II's reign through the inscriptions and reliefs at Luxor and Thebes(Redford 187).

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