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3. Interesting Story about a Historic Figure

Ramses II, the Face of Egypt

Do you know who the most famous pharaoh of Egypt is? Some people say it's Tutankhamun because he had a golden mask. Others say it's Khufu because he built a great pyramid. But there's one king who left statues of his face all over Egypt, and his name is Ramses II.

Ramses II was the third pharaoh of the 19th dynasty of Egypt, and he ruled for a very long time, over 60 years! He became pharaoh when he was just a young boy because his grandfather and father passed away. When he became king, there were some problems with religion in Egypt, but Ramses II solved them with his strong power.

But guess what? Ramses II faced an even bigger problem when the Hittites from Asia attacked Egypt. He fought with his army, but the Hittites were really strong. Eventually, both sides decided to make peace. Ramses II agreed to marry a princess from the Hittites, and the war ended. After that, Ramses II sent his armies to other places and made Egypt a bigger country.

Ramses II lived for a very long time, until he was 90 years old. When he died, he was buried in a special place called the Valley of the Kings. Many years later, people found his mummy and discovered that he had white skin and reddish-blond hair. How interesting!