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Tomb of Ramses III

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Tomb of Ramses III

421 Reviews
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Petrax8 wrote a review Dec. 2020
Bucharest, Romania16 contributions1 helpful vote
These are among the best preserved images I've seen in Egypt. The colours are vivid and especially attractive, throughout the entire length of the tomb. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: December 2020
WImom wrote a review Nov. 2020
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin2,339 contributions384 helpful votes
Ramses III is one of the most recommended and popular tombs in guide books. It is easily accessible for those with mobility issues. Cell phone photos are allowed without a charge but regular cameras require a photo permit. Be aware that locals will start chatting up with you, giving you information about the tomb, and expect to be tipped for their services. This tomb is dated from 1184-1153 BC for this pharaoh who was the last of Egypt's warrior pharaohs. The wonderful decorations include colorful painted reliefs with secular scenes in side rooms.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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DEK_29 wrote a review Sep. 2020
Brisbane, Australia1,090 contributions1,061 helpful votes
Often called the Tomb of the Harpists due to scenes showing harpists playing, the tomb of Ramses III depicts the events in the life of Egypt's last warrior Pharaoh. This tomb is one of the longest at 125m and has long passage ways with wall and ceiling decorations right down to the burial chamber. The tomb's decoration consists of various books from the "Book of the Dead" including the Book of Caverns, the Book of Gates, Litany of Ra and the Book of Coming Forth by Day. It is widely believed that Ramses III was poisoned by his queen so her son could rule. Sad that a man who fought hard to save Egypt was betrayed by his family.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Linda Y wrote a review May 2020
Frisco, Texas3,892 contributions3,720 helpful votes
Ramses III ruled from about 1186-1155 BC and was known as the last of the warrior pharaohs. His tomb is one of the largest and longest at 410 ft (125 m). Long passageways adorned with detailed, colorful reliefs and hieroglyphics lead down to the burial chamber. You won’t find Ramses III here. His mummy is in the Cairo Museum and the sarcophagus/lid in museums outside of Egypt.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Helen M wrote a review Apr. 2020
Windsor, Canada19 contributions7 helpful votes
Being in this tomb gave me cause to pause. The spirit of ancient Egypt surrounds you and I would have loved to have just sat alone in there and enjoyed the solemnity of the place.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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