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After approx 13 yrs haremheb succeeded by general paramessu->rameses i. Most ramessides bear name ra-mes-sw (ra bore him) General paramessu vizier and later deputy of his majesty in upper and lower egypt (designated successor?) of haremheb. Little known about short reign->not much longer than 1 yr. Most info from reign of seti i->describes period as new beginning" after evils" of. Deir-el medina rameses i venerated as ancestor of dyn 19-20. Son of rameses i->calls himself ust bejnig-ot-wehem mesut (repeating of births- Temple of abydos for himself and principal gods, temple for his father. Decorated great hypostyle hall at karnak (biggest hall in egyptian temples) Erected palace complex in vicinity of old hyksos capital auris->present day qantir. His tomb kv 17 contains important funerary objects. Importantly had to repel attack of libyan berber tribes on w edge of delta. Great imperialist->descriptions of military exploits cover many temp walls. Famous battle of qadesh against hittites->extended egyptian influence into hittite territory (ugarit, amurru)

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