Ramesses the Great: Warrior and Builder.

Menu, Bernadette.

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A study of the reign of Ramesses II (1279-13BC), this compact and colourful history shows how, through his long reign, he transformed ancient Egypt by bringing prosperity to the country. With this new wealth came improved social conditions and a cultural flowering. Artisans, jurists, architects, doctors and scribes all contributed to making this an exceptional era.


SKU: 9780500300893


During his long reign (1279-1213 BC), Ramesses II left his mark on ancient Egypt, bringing prosperity, justice and order in a golden age during which cultural life thrived. As a builder he created spectacular monuments - the two temples at Abu Simbel, the royal city of Piramesse and the Ramesseum, his mortuary temple, whose ruins inspired Shelley's poem, "Ozymandias". As a warrior, Ramesses the Great expanded Egyptian sovereignty from Nubia in the south to Syria in the west. Drawing upon original government documents of the royal offices, as well as the magnificent record of his military victories and religious rites, recounted in wall paintings, bas-reliefs and colossal statues, this book builds up a picture of this exceptional pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty, who did so much to shape Egypt.

Book Details

Author Menu, Bernadette.
Format PB
Series Title New Horizons S.
Publisher Thames & Hudson Ltd
Imprint Thames & Hudson Ltd
Number of Pages 160
Illustrations 120 colour illustrations
Publish Date 3/05/1999
Catalogue HIS01
Catalogue book number 370