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Address: West Bank, Luxor, Egypt
Description: This magnificent mortuary temple was built on the site of Seti I’s ruined...
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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One of the best visits we had

We went on a tour group that was pretty intense, we covered a lot of monuments and churches. There was nothing we were sorry we got to see that is for sure. This didn't disappoint... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went on a tour group that was pretty intense, we covered a lot of monuments and churches. There was nothing we were sorry we got to see that is for sure. This didn't disappoint either. Make sure you have plenty of sunscreen with you, it does get hot. The area is different from Cairo, and the people were just... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Stunning place to visit, see new items being unconvered every day, the Size and stature of these ancient Temples is incredicble and breathtaking. I could hardly believe I was there. Amazing

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Ramesseum is what remains of the mortuary Temple of Ramses II. The remains are very impressive and worth a visit. The main attraction is the gigantic broken statue of the former Pharaoh immortalized in the poem by Shelly. Have a good guide to explain the sight.

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Aswan, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Itvwas a wonderful afternoon at this wonderful site. There was a lot of Universities visiting when we went and we were Lucy enough to see the workmen pulling up part of a statue of Ramess,

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This was interesting to visit the statues are incredible, makes you wonder how long it took to make, it was interesting hearing the guide explaining the history of them.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I love the place, other must. Cairo have the pyramids, but Luxor have so much to see to Stay 2-3 nights.

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kalamazoo, mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I enjoyed walking through the complex on a quiet Friday. Just myself and three French visitors to listen to the call to Friday prayer and enjoy the complex on our own. The fallen statue is remarkable and the jackal headed sphinx might be unique.

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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

much quieter than other temples, has good colours and interesting bits to see worthwhile if you have exhausted the usual sites

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Rexburg, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There isn't much to see there now that you won't see at some of the other sites, except a large broken statue of Rameses the Great. You can see the colors of the massive pillars still preserved underneath and toward the tops of them.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have always loved this extensive and fascinating site, with colour still visible on some of the capitals, the usual Ramses smiting Hittites reliefs and the enormous (collapsed) statue that inspired Shelley's Ozymandias. This is not the most visited of temples, but we were completely alone the whole time we were there - the atmosphere was amazing.

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Address: West Bank, Luxor, Egypt
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Luxor

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