Nefertari first appears as the wife of Ramesses II in official scenes during the first year of Ramesses II. In the tomb of Nebwenenef, Nefertari is depicted behind her husband as he elevates Nebwenenef to the position of High Priests of Amun during a visit to Abydos. Nefertari also appears in a scene next to a year 1 stela. She is depicted shaking two sistra before Taweret, Thoth, and Nut.
The pink sandstone Temple of Hathor, the cow-headed goddess of love, was built to honor Ramses' favorite wife, Queen Nefertari. Her temple is, of course, smaller than Ramses', and many of the huge statues adorning it represent the mighty, towering pharaoh. Ramses the Great made sure that his legacy would be larger than life.
Ramses II had 200 wives and concubines, 96 sons and 60 daughters, as was common during his time. But his first wife Nefertari was his favorite and the one historians say was the true love of his life. The two were married for 24 years and had four children.The Small Temple was constructed for the Egyptian Queen Nefertari, Ramses II most favorite wife. Located 150 meters far away from the Grand Temple, the Small Temple has a front featuring four great seated colossi, two of Ramses II and two of Nefertari.A group of international researchers has discovered that the remains of a pair of mummified and fragmented legs that resided for over a century in Turin’s Egyptian Museum belonged to Nefertari, one of the most famous queens of Ancient Egypt: she was pharaoh Ramses II’s favorite wife. The study, authored by Michael E. Habicht of the University of Zurich, Raffaella Bianucci of the University.
NEFERTARI---GREAT WIFE AND FAVORITE OF RAMESSES II. Nefertari, the Great Wife of Ramesses II whom we today call Ramesses the Great, was granted one of the most spectacular tombs in the Valley of the Queens. Her mummy and most of the treasures buried with her were destroyed by tomb robbers, but much of the wall painting has survived. The paintings are not only incredibly beautiful but they.Read More
The Greater Abu Simbel Temple (Ramses II) This is one of the many relics erected by the Pharaoh Ramses II, this is the grandest and most beautiful of temples. The facade is 33 meters high, and 38 meters broad, and guarded by for statues of Ramses II, each of which is 20 meters high. High on the facade, there is a carved row of baboons, smiling at the sunrise. On the doorway of the temple.Read More
It is difficult to get an idea of scale but this statues is about 20 feet tall. Here Ramses II is shown, as is typical, with a favorite daughter at his feet. Eventually this daughter became his wife. This statue stands in the main entry to Karnak's many interior temples.Read More
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Ramses II is represented in these statues as a symbol of royal power with his favorite wife, Nefertari sculpted next to his knees. The Mosque of Abu Al Hagag: The great colonnade of Ramses II is interrupted from the Eastern side with one of the most interesting scenes one can see in any Pharaonic monument. The guests visiting the Luxor Temple.Read More
Ramses II was an Egyptian pharaoh. He ruled ancient Egypt from 1279 to 1213 bc. His reign was the second longest in ancient Egyptian history.Read More
Ramses II as the Builder of Monuments Throughout his life, Ramses II went on to build various monuments and thus his legacy of being a builder in Ancient Egypt and Nubia was born. Ramses II constructed monuments such as Abu Simbel, the mortuary temple Ramesseum, Pi-Ramesses in the Delta, and most notably completed the Temple at Karnak.Read More
Ramses II's favorite wife is Nefertiti but we know little about her. Ramses II built a temple for her and she had a beautiful tomb.Read More
OF THE SEVERAL QUEENS of the legendary Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II (1290-1223 B.C.), none outshone Nefertari. She was Ramses' favorite wife, and by all accounts his loveliest. For her death, Ramses commissioned a subterranean tomb in the Valley of the Queens near Thebes, where she was portrayed in lustrous wall paintings by the leading artists of the kingdom.Read More
Discover the Valley of the Queens and visit the breathtaking tomb of Queen Nefertari, Ramses II’s favorite wife; and wander through the funerary complex of Ramses III, set against the backdrop.Read More