Ramesses II c. 1350 BCE

Pharaoh Ramesses II is the most widely regarded Pharaoh of the Exodus depending of the time frame of his reign era. Born c. 1303 BC; died July or August 1213 BC; reigned 1279-1213 BC), also known as Ramesses the Great, was the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt. He is often regarded as the greatest, most celebrated, and most powerful pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire.

Contrary to the popular belief of death by drowning as mentioned in Quran and Bible, while in pursuit of Moses, Ramesses II died a natural death at the age of 90. At the time of the death he was suffering from severe dental problems and was plagued by arthritis and hardening of the arteries.

Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. 1000 BCE The bust of Ramesses II from abu Simbel, the most popular candidate for the Pharaoh of the Exodus, during the time of Moses, according to some sources Thutmose III is the Pharaoh of the Exodus. Wikipedia
c. 1000 BCE N/A
c. 1000 BCE The Mummy of Ramesses II at Cairo museum, it is believed that Ramesses II was essentially crippled with arthritis and walked with a hunched back for the last decades of his life. Wikipedia
c. 1000 BCE The siege of Dapur bas-relief at Ramesseum. Wikipedia
c. 1000 BCE Tomb of Rameses II, the entrance to the fourth corridor which descends further into the tomb towards a vestibule and the burial chamber. Wikipedia
Latest Update: February 17, 2015
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