Ozymandias, c. 1303 BC –1213 BC; Colossal Wreck

“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

Ozymandias, Ozymandias-  wait, don’t tell me. Dusty fellow, immortalized by Shelley. Big broken statue of some sort? “Legless legs of stone,” something, something.  Curious sort of name, at any rate.  Obviously not Roman. Not Greek.  Something middle eastern, though. Mesopotamia, maybe, or one of the other dry places.  Sumerian?  Babylonian?

Nope, give up, haven’t got a clue. Who was he? Continue reading