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Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)

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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Aswan, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Ramesseum is a better experience than during my first visit about 20 years ago. Excavations continue in the complex. The ancient mud brick constructions are the best I have seen. While shattered long, long ago by an earthquake, the colossal monolithic statue of Ramses II still manages to impress. Work is underway to reassemble it even if I have... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I think I fell in love with this temple since last time I had visited it, it is truly stunning and magnificent, it is the temple of millions of years as it was called since its establishment, every thing there is eye-catching specially the huge colossal granite statue of Ramses the 2nd, also the astronomical hieroglyphs with their vibrant colours... More 

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I love Shelley's poem about Ozymandias King of Kings so this was a must visit for me. We took a taxi there and there were no other visitors. The fallen colossus statue is as impressive as imagined and some guides took us all over the site. A lot of excavating is revealing details of life in the vicinity of the... More 

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

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