Everything about Ramses II was great. His reign was the longest of any pharaoh, his building works were the most colossal, his military successes were outstanding, his children numbered over one hundred and his self-praise was unlimited. His reign ushered in the height of Egyptian power in the region with Ramses crushing any foreign opposition and promoting his deeds shamelessly on every great monument he erected. It is also the period of magnificent works of architecture like the Temple to his Chief Wife Nefertari and the Temple at Abu Simbel. This was a superman of the ancient world whose great life is worth celebrating.