Become an Egyptologist: A Comprehensive Look at Ramesses II

This specialized course on Ramesses the Great of Egypt (19th Dynasty) is the second in the Egyptology series on Udemy.
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  • Lectures 28
  • Length 14 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

Are you a budding Egyptologist?
Do you have a passion for learning about ancient history and the ancient world?
Do you have an amateur interest in ancient Egypt?

Even those who are not well-versed in ancient history have heard of his name. Thousands of years ago, neighbouring nations wrote about him in their history books. Some of his actions back then have had a direct impact on modern life.

But who was Ramesses the Great?

In this course, we will discuss and analyze the life and times of Ramesses II. We will cover his biography, achievements, family life, military campaigns and majestic building projects. We will also take a look at modern archaeological finds related to him as well as some research and papers that have been published by various Egyptologists regarding Ramesses the Great.

There will be short quizzes at the end of each section to test your knowledge about what you learned.

This course is designed for those who already have basic knowledge of ancient Egyptian history. Students who need a quick overview of the history of Egypt can take my course here at Udemy called Become an Egyptologist: Introduction to Ancient Egypt.

Take this course NOW and continue your path in Egyptology!

What are the requirements?

  • Students are advised to take the Introduction to Ancient Egypt Course on Udemy unless they already have basic knowledge of ancient Egypt
  • This course's lectures are primarily on video
  • This course is not designed to replace higher education courses on ancient Egypt but rather to supplement these courses

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Be aware of archaeological finds regarding Ramesses II.
  • Be familiar with Ramesses II's achievements.
  • Be knowledgable about the life of Ramesses II.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for those who already have a basic knowledge of ancient Egypt
  • This course is for students of Egyptology or Near Eastern Studies who are looking to supplement their academic traning
  • This course is for those who have an amateur interest in Egyptology
  • This course is for those who have a professional interest in Egyptology

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

A brief overview of what will be covered in this course.

Section 2: Origin and Family

This lecture discusses what lies behind Ramesses II's name.


This lecture goes through Ramesses' Pharaonic lineage.


This lecture discusses Ramesses' many wives.


This lecture discusses Ramesses' daughters - some of which became his wives.


This lecture discusses some of Ramesses' 96 sons.

5 questions

A short quiz on lectures 2-6.

Section 3: Military Campaigns

Narrating some early battles in Ramesses' reign.


Narrating the infamous battle of Kadesh.

Peace Treaty and Later Battles
1 page

PDF file containing the important aspects of his military campaigns.

4 pages

A few pictures of artifacts depicting Ramesses in battle.

4 questions

A short quiz on lectures 7-11.

Section 4: Building Projects

An overview of Ramesses' building projects.


This lecture discusses the city that Ramesses built.


This lecture is about the structure on the West Bank of Thebes called the Ramesseum.

153 pages

100+ pictures of the ruins of the Ramesseum.


This lecture discusses the additions that Ramesses commissioned to the Luxor Temple.

150 pages

100+ pictures of the Luxor Temple including Ramesses' additions, some of the older monuments and later additions by the Romans.


This lecture discusses the additions that Ramesses commissioned to the Temple in Karnak.

92 pages

90+ pictures of the ruins of the Karnak Temple.


This lecture discusses the majestic Abu Simbel temples.

Picture (Ebook) Abu Simbel
75 pages
4 pages

Important details, some of which will be on the quiz!

5 questions

A short quiz on lectures 12-17.

Section 5: Legacy, Mummy, Research, Books

Legacy of Ramesses the Great as well as discussing his mummy.

1 page

Links to research papers and suggested books.


Slideshow of the Ruins in Tanis.


New Ramesside Statue found!

314 pages

Scanned PDF of the actual book "Rameses the Great or Egypt 3300 Years Ago" by F De Lanoye. This book is in the public domain/archive (published in 1875) and therefore has no copyright, feel free to download and share. WARNING - pretty large PDF file!

4 pages

PDF file containing pics and link to infor about tomb KV5.

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Instructor Biography

Jenell Diegor, Writer, producer, director.

Someone with a passion for ancient Egypt and visiting historic landmarks all over the world, Jenell has always been fascinated with the ancient world and considers herself a lifelong learner of Egyptology.

Jenell is a member of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities (Toronto Chapter) and the Egyptian Study Society (Denver, Colorado).

Jenell once traveled solo to the New7Wonders of the World.

Jenell holds her TEFL teaching certificate from LearnTEFL (London, UK) as well as a diploma in Information Systems Specialist from Eastern College (St. John's, Canada).

Jenell has written and compiled a number of travel guidebooks that are available exclusively on Amazon Kindle, as well as works of fiction. She is also involved in writing, producing and directing short films.

Jenell currently resides in Toronto, Ontario with her cat Rocsi.

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