Mightiest Pharaohs Essay

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The Mightiest Pharaohs of History Zoser, Khufu, and Ramses The Second were considered to be the mightiest Pharaohs of Egypt. Starting with Zoser, and the step pyramid, which for the time was a gigantic achievement. No other structure back then could surpass it. Next was Khufu, who made the great pyramid of Giza. Giza was said to be the staircase to the sun. Finally was Ramses and his temple, which surpassed all other Pharaoh’s temples. Khufu, Zoser and Ramses show that they changed Egypt in the way that they lived and through the pyramid’s that they built, these were the three that brought about the most change to Egypt through their lives and actions. Zoser was the first King of the third dynasty. During his 19 year reign he brought the end to a seven year famine, and also brought them into a golden age, and he built the step pyramid. To get to the throne, he most likely…show more content…
However not only did he build them he even had his named written on earlier monuments built by other pharaohs. One of the many building he built was the Hall of columns and obelisks. He was closely identified with the sun god, Ra. He even made statues of himself that where 67 ft high and had 25 ft long all together it weighed 1,200 tons (“Ramses 2”). He also ordered the construction of a new capitol which was named Pi-Ramses A-nakhtu or “The Domain of Ramses Great victories.” It has almost disappeared today but they did find it. The israelites also helped build the city. They did a lot of the brick making, and Ramses boasted of the kindness he gave to them but the Bible notes that he was bitter (“Ramses 2”). He also changed Egypt by making peace with the Hittites who his father Seti was battling. He made peace with them by marrying one of his daughters (“Ramses 2 the Great”). He finally changed Egypt by early on in his reign he undertook the task of securing an adequate water supply for the gold mining expeditions (“Ramses 2”

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