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Ramesses II, or Ramesses the Great, is the most notable pharaoh from... News PhotoAncient,Ancient Civilization,Ancient Egyptian Culture,Celebration,DigitalGlobe,Egypt,Empire,Great Temple of Rameses II,Image,International Landmark,Middle East,Monument,Pharaoh,Science and Technology,Square,StatuePhotographer Collection: DigitalGlobe 2013 DigitalGlobeABU SUNBUL, EGYPT - MARCH 31, 2013: Ramesses II, or Ramesses the Great, is the most notable pharaoh from the ancient Egyptian Empire’s nineteenth dynasty (1292-1186 B.C.) and is sometimes regarded as the most celebrated and powerful pharaoh of all time. His accomplishments included political and military successes as well as the construction of many magnificent monuments during his 66-year reign. One such monument is the Great Temple of Ramesses II, which Ramesses II dedicated to himself, in Abū Sunbul, formerly known as ancient Nubia as seen in this image. (Photo DigitalGlobe via Getty Images)