Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)

Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)

Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)
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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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Silviya D
London, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
I visited it in February and it was not crowded at all. Had a great time and it’s definitely a must see when you visit Luxor.
Written 13 May 2023
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JT
271 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
One of the most impressive and surprisingly empty temples we have visited in Egypt. We visited with Ramesside Tours and were amazed by the scale and design of the complex, and the fact that it's still standing after facing earthquakes and pillaging centuries ago. Highly recommend combining this with a visit to Valley of the Nobles and Medinat Hebu, which Ramesside Tours was happy to arrange.
Written 19 February 2023
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Abovetheclouds
2,023 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
This wasn't a Luxor highlight but I had a lot of time. If you have done all the main attractions then come. Very peaceful and quiet. Take a guide as you won't know what to look out for. Not as well looked after as the other attractions.
Written 27 March 2022
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey16,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
You can find here the famous Colossus of Ramses II lying on the ground as a consequence of an earthquake centuries ago. It is a largest collossus in the world. Ramesseum is dedicated to the god Amon.
On the walls there are scenes depicting the famous Battle of Kadesh and other events.
Ramesseum is relatively poorly preserved but fascinating.
Written 9 February 2022
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Michael W
Redding, CT1,739 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
The standout piece for me in this mortuary temple was the enormous fallen statue of Ramses II, which would have stood over 60 feet tall and was, unbelievably, carved out of a single piece of granite. Have your picture taken next to the head for perspective. It must be a good over 10 feet high. The temple itself is not one of the ‘popular’ sites in the area, despite not being too far from the Valley of Kings, so you may be lucky and find it at a quiet time, like we did. Give it 30 mins or so to have a good look round. You won’t regret it.
Written 31 January 2022
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Vijay
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This temple while it is impressive in its own right, not in its best shape compared to the one build by Ramses III - Medinet Habu which is in much better shape to spend your time and effort. Visit this temple only if you have lot of time.
Written 10 January 2022
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Tom
Maple Grove, MN2,034 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Interesting temple featuring a massive statue that fell centuries ago during an earthquake. Interesting to walk through and close to the Valley of the Kings.
Written 14 October 2021
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DEK_29
Brisbane, Australia1,072 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I visited the Ramesseum in the early morning before all the tourists had left their boats and hotels; I had the place to myself. There was not even one tout or salesman. Sheer bliss. The design of Ramses II's mortuary temple adheres to the standard canons of New Kingdom temple architecture as it consisted of pylons, a covered 48-column hypostyle hall surrounding a inner sanctuary. Additionally, Ramses had a chapel dedicated to his mother erected in the sanctuary. My guide informed me that the site was used previously in the Middle Kingdom and that a shaft tomb had yielded a rich hoard of religious and funerary artifacts.

Remains of the second court include part of the internal facade of the pylon and a portion of the Osiride portico on the right which includes scenes of war and the rout of the Hittites at Qadesh which was actual propaganda by Ramses. The temple as remnants of large statues, one of which would have stood 19 m (62 ft) high and weighed more than 1000 tons and would have rivalled the Colossi of Memnon and the statues of Ramses carved into the mountain at Abu Simbel.

While there I saw a Anubis headed sphinx which is unusual. Quiet and poetic is Ramses's Mortuary Temple.
Written 12 September 2020
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KarenAzinger
Portland143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Ramses II was the most famous pharaoh of Egypt, one of the great builders of the ancient world, yet few people bother to visit his Ramesseum, his mortuary temple of a thousand years. When we visited, we were the only tourist there! Wow! And the site is incredible! Large standing statues of Ramses with crossed arms, an incredible head of Ramses carved in green granite, carvings of the battle of Kaddish with chariots and the only known scene of surrender from the ancient world (they climbed a ladder to the top of the wall and burned incense to signal surrender!). And the hyperstyle hall still has hints of color decorating some of the columns and crossbars. So glad we visited this incredible temple. If you have time while you are in Luxor, add this to your list of sites worth seeing.
Written 19 March 2020
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Mus
Toronto, Canada146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Very beautiful temple! It’s not that impressive comparing to other temples in the city, but if you have time and a nice visit and won’t take you that long to explore.
Written 25 February 2020
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