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In what land did the remains of the giant statue stand which were inscribed with a saying of Ozymandias "King of Kings"?

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In what land did the remains of the giant statue stand which were inscribed with a saying of Ozymandias "King of Kings", and which inspired a poem by English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley?

posted Apr 2 by Ankur Athari

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Egypt
Ozymandias is identified as the 13th century BCE pharaoh Ramesses II. The poem was inspired by a passage by Greek historian Diodorus Siculus, which described an inscription on a huge Egyptian statue: "King of Kings Ozymandias am I. If any want to know how great I am and where I lie, let him outdo me in my work." Both Shelley and a friend, Horace Smith, chose the passage as the basis for a poem. Shelley's caught a wider imagination and is better known.

answer Apr 3 by Harshita Dhaliwal
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