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Ramses

[ram-seez] /ˈræm siz/
noun
1.
the name of several kings of ancient Egypt.
2.
Raamses. Ex. 12:37; Num. 33:3–5.
Also, Rameses.

Ramses I

noun
1.
1324?–1258 b.c, king of ancient Egypt.

Ramses II

noun
1.
1292–1225 b.c, king of ancient Egypt.

Ramses III

noun
1.
1198–1167 b.c, king of ancient Egypt.
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  • At the Ramesseum, the enormous Colossus of Ramses lay broken on the ground, overthrown by some mighty force.

    A Trip to the Orient Robert Urie Jacob
  • And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Ramses.'

    Asiatic Breezes Oliver Optic
  • Before the temple of Ramses are four seated colossi, with the arms upon the hips, hewn out of the natural rock.

  • The city of Ramses, built by the Israelites, was doubtless the most important in Goshen.

    Asiatic Breezes Oliver Optic
  • The name, however, most frequently mentioned on the obelisks is that of Ramses II.

    The New York Obelisk Charles E. Moldenke
  • Pictures of it have been preserved on the monuments of Ramses II.

    The Hittites A. H. Sayce
British Dictionary definitions for Ramses

Ramses

/ˈræmsiːz/
noun
1.
any of 12 kings of ancient Egypt, who ruled from ?1315 to ?1090 bc

Ramses II

noun
1.
died ?1225 bc, king of ancient Egypt (?1292–?25). His reign was marked by war with the Hittites and the construction of many colossal monuments, esp the rock temple at Abu Simbel

Ramses III

noun
1.
died ?1167 bc, king of ancient Egypt (?1198–?67). His reign was marked by wars in Libya and Syria
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