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take control of his future lands. When Rameses II took control of his empire in his twenties he ended up being the king of Egypt for an amazing 67 years. During his rule he was best known forhis architectural endeavors and the most notable is the Ramesseum and the temple of Abu Simbel. Ramses the second was fascinated with architecture and that resulted in him erecting the most monuments than any other ancient Egyptian leader. Constantine
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Despite a very shaky start, Ramesses II (reigned c1279 - 1212BC) used diplomacy, a massive building program and endless propaganda to become the greatest pharaoh of the New Kingdom, Ancient Egypt's Golden Age.Born a commoner, his family's military skills brought Ramesses to thethrone at the age of just 15. He immediately faced serious challenges.The Egyptian empire was under threat from the Hittites, who lived in what is now Turkey. They were far more advanced than the Egyptians and were already pushing against the northern border of Egypt's empire.Testing the new kingAn inexperienced, young king presented them with the perfect opportunity to extend their own empire.Within a few years, they had invaded and captured the strategically important trading town of Kadesh.

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