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Ramesses the Great


Ramesses II, also known as “Ramesses the Great” (c. 1303 BC– 1213 BC), was the third pharaoh of Ancient Egypt's 19th Dynasty, reigning from 1279 BC until his death in 1213 BC. Often regarded as the greatest, most widely celebrated, and Herculean pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire, his successors, and later Egyptians called him the “Great Ancestor”.

Ramesses II led several military expeditions into the Levant, reasserting Egyptian control over Canaan, and He also led expeditions to the south into Nubia. It is referenced that he, along with Narmer, is an ancestor of the Kanes and is mentioned throughout the books. Ramesses is also the father of the evil magician Setne, as well as the ancestor of the Kanes.

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