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Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)

West Bank, Luxor, Egypt
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This magnificent mortuary temple was built on the site of Seti I’s ruined temple and was described as the “tomb of Ozymandia,” which later inspired a poetic verse by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
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West Bank, Luxor, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this is the area dedicated to Ramses II in Karnak temple. As you enter the temple, you will see an entrance to the right wherein huge sculptures adorn the area and you can also step inside to see the place where Gods where kept...More

Thank ankeet_sinha
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We went to this site are part of a day trip with Love Egypt Tours, it is just round the corner from the Colossi of Memnon, it is not a well visited site, and is very much in ruins, but it is worth a visit...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This temple is the most important relative to Ramses Ii. The archeologist in charge of this temple is also in charge of the Ramses ll tomb.

Thank marie3561
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This place was one of my favourite stops! There are a ton of statues, columns, hieroglyphics and a giant wall completely filled with pictures and inscriptions. We spent a good hour or two here wandering and exploring the many ins and outs. My favourite part...More

Thank meeriah04
Reviewed 15 March 2017

One of my favorite temples in Egypt, it's especially nice because the tour groups don't go here. We spent over an hour here and were the only tourists. Gaze upon the huge fallen statue of Ramses II that was the inspiration of Shelley's masterpiece, Ozymandius......More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The mortuary temple of Ramesses II - the Ramesses - has fascinating reliefs and decorations. It contains the fallen colossus of Ramesses that inspired Shelley 's poem 'Oxymandius'.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We were disappointed to find that the hands of the great statue had been removed elsewhere. They were popular to have your picture with. Very much ruined, but a nice Battle of Kadesh is found here.

Thank paneb
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Loved this and the history kept making it feel more magical than before. Visited during a Nile cruise and we were lucky enough to include so many places in our itinerary - a highly recommended visit. Very hot at different times of the year of...More

Reviewed 4 January 2017

IT was very interesting to see workers actually moving a small stone disc. It took so many men with a vehicle to move the stone that gaiin a real appreciation of the the amount of time, effort, and planning that had to go into creating...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This one is west of the Nile or along the West Bank as they say in Luxor. This site may take up about the same physical space or maybe less than Luxor Temple does. So, you can see this place and all that it has...More

Thank John R
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