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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Another site which I saw hardly any tourists - one while I was there and another group entering as I left. After seeing temples like Luxor, Karnak, Dendara, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Medinet Habu I can see why this one doesn't have many visitors. Great if...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Phenominal Temple. Amust visit a pity not mor3 people are going to Luxor. We were the only tourists at the time so had a leaisurely tour with our guide book,

Thank HolidayChris
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We flew over this in the hot air balloon. Great pictures from on high. We did not go here, but in hindsight, wished we had. Lovely shadows in the early morning, making for great pics. Recommend

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For great stature of a pharaoh like Ramesses II the Great, his mortuary temple seemed rather deserted and devoid of tourists, touts and 'bazaar'. We were the only tourists strolling the temple compound in a sunny, winter afternoon.

Thank Asif A
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Made a visit here in December, and there was an archeological dig and restoration going on at the time, so part of the area could not be fully enjoyed. It is still quite impressive though, and worth a visit at only 60 LE.

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

This mortuary temple with headless colossi of Ramses II makes a rather robust and solid impression. Less refined and exquisite than for instance Hatsheptsut's mortuary. Ramses II is very much about power and war, though he did make peace with the Hittites, another big empire...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Our guide executed a quick stop at the Ramesseum - it must have been very spectacular in its day. Unfortunately, it is almost completely destroyed. Still, worth a visit if you have the time.

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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed it a lot, it was almost empty from people . We felt so comfortable atmosphere, amazing architecture a must see attraction in Luxor.

Thank Karim Z
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Our guide suggested to skip this temple as it is almost ruined but we insisted to go there and never regreted it. Obviously most of the tourists neglect it that's why it's empty and quiet. Magnificent temple with ancient energy.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

This temple has only recently been restored and there were still archeologists there looking for more pieces, which was very interesting to see (especially if you have read the Elizabeth Peters books about how it is all done). The temple itself is delightful with some...More

Thank Anne S
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