The Women Who Created a Legendary Pharaoh: The Hidden Advisers of Ramesses II

Ramesses II is considered one of the greatest pharaohs of Egypt. Regardless if this is an exaggerated statement or not, his reign had very distinct stages. With the disappearance of two of the most important women in his life — his beloved wife and mother — something in his politics changed. Do you believe it was the death of these women that changed his ways? Or was there something else that caused the pharaoh to lose his momentum?

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