Whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

from Percy Bysshe Shelley (Ft. Parallel Octave) – Ozymandias on Rap Genius


Ramses II exhibited his power physically. The original sculptor accurately depicted a look of absolute, unquestionable power. The original statue was meant to show power without the need for Ramses' actual presence. Throughout time, he was to greet visitors by putting them in their place.

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