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Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)

West Bank, Luxor, Egypt
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Ranked #19 of 48 attractions in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Traveler Description: Again this is a temple that few people go to. Although it is becoming more popular, you can, while there, watch the buses going straight past on... more »
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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Good Temple to visit, not many people visit this place as it is not on the main tours.We went on our own by taxi and had a good 2 hours there.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

In my view, one of the most stunning temples on the West Bank. Peaceful, quiet, great atmosphere. The carvings on the walls and pylons are incredible and are basically Ramses's propaganda about his various campaigns, his life in general and his relationship with the various deities. Do not miss out on this temple! From here you can also easily walk... More

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

In legend at least, Ozymandias has no parallels as a ruler. In actual history too, Ramesses II, the Egyptian ruler Shelley referred to 'the king of kings' has an unparalleled place in ancient Egyptian history. As often happened, a powerful ruler built a fitting temple to himself. Ramesseum, as his mortuary temple is now referred to, unfortunately is in ruins.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is quite close to the Hatshepsut temple and comes on the way to the temple from the ferry. Though, not too much to talk about when witnessing the much more breathtaking Hatshepsut temple itself, this is still worth a visit in its own right.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Fantasic venue to vist to see the remnants (Head and Shoulder) of a 17m marble statue of Ramses II. Take a guide like Abdul (Love Egypt Tours) for a passionate and informative visit.

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Landskrona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Most ordinary tourist groups will exclude the Ramesseum from their tours, simply because this is Luxor. In any other town the Ramesseum would be a given. But here it is less visited - and therefore worth a visit if you have the time to spare. There are fewer tourists here than in Karnak or Luxor temple. The Ramesseum, Ramesses II... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Not usually on tourist strip but well worth a visit - usually quiet with no hassle, see this on the way to Howard Carter's house

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is a very well kept piece of history. Watch out for the street vendors though. Your best bet is to visit this as part of a guided tour. The wall paintings and carvings are something to behold

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is the mortuary temple for Ramses II, who built prolifically in his 67 year reign. Much of the temple is now damaged, so we only stopped on the road to look at the temple. The four statues of Ramses II as the god Osiris we easily visible from the road, although they have all lost their heads. The head... More

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Teaneck, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

You need to imagine what was there, not what is there now. Two tall figures standing in a field. OK if on the way to or from the other temples.

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