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Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)

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Address: West Bank, Luxor, Egypt
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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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Always quiet

Always quiet when I have been as it does not seem popular with the guides. No idea why as it is an excellent site full of photographic opportunities and obviously steeped in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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754 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 567 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Always quiet when I have been as it does not seem popular with the guides. No idea why as it is an excellent site full of photographic opportunities and obviously steeped in history

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

If you visit the temple of Ramses II during November to January, you will see the workers. Wonderful place !

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Brandon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Much restoration work already done and ongoing which is an added interest. £4 Stirling entry fee is good value.

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Leicester England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

When we went, there was no one there just our group. Highly recommend going. It's a beautiful temple with a huge fallen statue of Ramses II, Shelley's Ozimandes. As with most temples this one is extremely well preserved, the colours on some of the pillars is outstanding. Not all tour groups go here (un)fortunately , but well worth making the... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

When we went, there was no one there but us and the archaeologists. Highly recommend going. It's a beautiful temple with a huge fallen statue of Ramses II.

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Oxford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The site is huge and well worth a visit so much to see, beware of people trying to sell you small Egyptian mementoes, they can be rather pushy, don't talk just walk away!

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Luxor, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This temple is one of my favourite temples on the West Bank. It,s not on the itinerary of most organised visits to the West Bank by tour operators from Britain. There is so much to see here, the size of the site is impressive with very large statues and the large main pylon to take your attention. Also are the... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Just an amazing place to go and visit, you see it in pictures but do not grasp the size of it unless you are there

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Ramses II temple was our favorite site on the West side. Unbelievable, this temple seems to be skipped by a lot of the fly by night tour groups, which is all the better. You can have this temple all to yourself. After looking at pictures, this appears to be a work in progress and the temple is being restored. There... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Second visit to the Ramasseum work is still continuing all the time the school house and kitchens have been worked on and further relief stones have been added around the sides, lovely location and a must for any Rameses 2 fanatic

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