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The palm tree will die but Rameses II will live on as 'Rameses the Great' the prolific ruler of Egypt who reigned for 67 years between 1292BC and 1225BC. Rameses II strove to preserve the union of upper and lower Egypt and he fought to reclaim territory in Africa and western Asia. He was an ambitious builder, a successful general, a popular ruler and a father to 100 children.

This monument at the Karnak Temple in Luxor stands 16metres high and is one of the many monuments he left throughout Egypt for his own glorification.

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  • Copyright: Marlene Fegan (mafegan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 878 W: 100 N: 1548] (8624)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-11-15
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/240 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-06-28 19:47
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