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Ramesses II Passport

MMDE: Ramesses II (1279-1213 BC) was issued a passport in 1974

Current: Ramesses II (1279-1213 BC) was not issued a passport in 1974

Sometimes the Mandela Effect is pointed to as explaining historical facts which seem to appear from nowhere, and they are expected to be much more widely known.

One such is the curious fact that Ramesses II was actually issued a passport in 1974, even though he'd been dead for thousands of years.

It was necessary to do this because his 3,000 year old body had to be flown to Paris for repairs, and the legislation in force did not take into account how long ago the individual died.

Powerful Pharaoh

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Ramesses II was an extremely popular king in ancient Egypt,. He was considered by many to be the most powerful Pharaoh to have lived. He was the son of Seti I, When he was 14 years old, Ramesses was named Prince Regent and is thought to have taken the throne before reaching the age of 20.

He was born in 1303 BC and also known as Ozymandias from the first part of the name he was given based on his region. He was appointed prince regent at the age of 14 and become ruler in his late teens, where he rules for 66 years before dying in his early 90's. He was buried in the Valley of the Kings, but in 1881 his body was discovered and is now on display at the Egyptian Museum. He ruled for so long that he had the most sed festivals. These are held when a ruler reaches their 30th year, and every 3 years from then on. In total he had the most, that much is certain, but the exact number isn't - it was either 13 or 14. He was obsessed with building, and a great deal of what we see today is down to  him - including the largest number of statues of himself than any other ruler.

A Mandela Effect such as this almost sounds like a joke, but in fact it's similar to the "suddenly from history" type where a fact which is expected to be much more widely known isn't.