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Who da man? Pharaoh da man! Rameses II Ruled 1304 – 1237 B.C. 25 yrs old Moses’ nemesis in Old Testament.

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2 Who da man? Pharaoh da man!

3 Rameses II Ruled 1304 – 1237 B.C. 25 yrs old Moses’ nemesis in Old Testament

4 How Great was he? At Abu Simbel, built temples and 67 ft. tall statues of himself –13 yrs to complete 1,000 children over 92 years –Royal house symbolic of fertility of Egypt –Outlawed 12 sons

5 Menes… he’s Menes… 3,100 B.C. – united Upper and Lower Egypt Set capital at Memphis where kingdoms met

6 No way… a woman pharaoh!?! 1500 B.C. – Queen Hatshepsut takes throne 1 st great female ruler in history Wore men’s clothes, wore a beard, called “his majesty”

7 He’s… different… isn’t he? Akhenaten II (r – 1336) Husband of Nefertiti Began reign as Amenhotep IV

8 Religious Revolution? Elevated Aten (minor god of sun) to dominance over all other gods Declared monotheism

9 Quite different… Drawings of Akhenaten and family showed intimacy –No other pharaoh showed this Changed image to more neutral look

10 King Tut… doo-doo-doo Took throne at age 9 after marrying Akhenaten’s daughter Died at age 18 from blow to head Still in Valley of the Kings


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