Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas | Le Rhamesséion / The Ramesseum | The Ramesseum also features a mural of the Battle of Kadesh. In this conflict, Ramesses fought on chariot far away from home, in Kadesh, modern-day Syria. When Ramesses arrived with a contingent of his forces, he unexpectedly ran into a much larger Hittitie army, which nearly enveloped him. Unlike Darius, who would be personally assaulted by Alexander, Ramesses did not flee. Rather, he rallied his troops and demonstrated…


ABU SIMBEL TEMPLES, Egypt: were carved out of a mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as a monument to him following tragedy at the Battle of Kadesh. The complex was relocated in its entirety in 1968 to an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir which would otherwise have submerged the temples.


Scene showing Ramses II riding his chariot and accompanied by a lion into battle (Battle of Kadesh), Carving from his temple at Abu Simbel


54 mm white metal figure, King Ramses II of Egypt during battle of Kadesh 1275 BC. By ademodelart


The Abu Simbel temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari, to commemorate his alleged victory at the Battle of Kadesh, and to intimidate his Nubian neighbors. However, the complex was relocated in its entirety in 1968.

The Greatest King Ramsis II Ramesses II (1279-1213 BCE, alternative spellings: Ramses, Rameses) was known to the Egyptians as Userma’atre’setepenre, which means 'Keeper of Harmony and Balance, Strong in Right, Elect of Ra’. He is also known also as Ozymandias and as Ramesses the Great. He was the third pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty (1292-1186 BCE) who claimed to have won a decisive victory over the Hittites at The Battle of Kadesh and used this event to enhance his reputation as a great…

Image of Ramses II (1303-1213 BC) at the Battle of Qadesh in his temple at Abu Simbel. This battle, 1274 BC, was a major confrontation between the New Kingdom Egyptian and Hittite Empires and resulted in a largely indecisive result, although both sides subsequently claimed victory in their propagandistic art and inscriptions.