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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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Enigmatic monument

The mortuary temple of Ramesses II - the Ramesses - has fascinating reliefs and decorations. It contains the fallen colossus of Ramesses that inspired Shelley 's poem 'Oxymandius'.

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The mortuary temple of Ramesses II - the Ramesses - has fascinating reliefs and decorations. It contains the fallen colossus of Ramesses that inspired Shelley 's poem 'Oxymandius'.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were disappointed to find that the hands of the great statue had been removed elsewhere. They were popular to have your picture with. Very much ruined, but a nice Battle of Kadesh is found here.

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Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this and the history kept making it feel more magical than before. Visited during a Nile cruise and we were lucky enough to include so many places in our itinerary - a highly recommended visit. Very hot at different times of the year of course so be prepared.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

IT was very interesting to see workers actually moving a small stone disc. It took so many men with a vehicle to move the stone that gaiin a real appreciation of the the amount of time, effort, and planning that had to go into creating the statues, pillars, etc. There were not many visitors there when we visited so it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

This one is west of the Nile or along the West Bank as they say in Luxor. This site may take up about the same physical space or maybe less than Luxor Temple does. So, you can see this place and all that it has to offer in 1-2 hours or less. No problem taking pictures and if you want... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

This temple is not usually visited by coach parties, so is tranquil. Before and afterwards, why not spend some time at the Ramesseum Rest House, one of the few West Bank cafeterias with a licence for alcohol. Food and soft drinks are also available there.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is as everyone knows is the Mortuary temple of Rameses II (The Great )quite a bit of the temple is still standing but lots of the statues have fallen down especially the majestic head weighing over 5 tons and the famous ear is now up on a plinth but you can still get some good photo`s of it and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

An interesting sight. I spent a few minutes walking around to get a feel for it. It is well worth a stop. The Ozymandius statue that the poem is based upon is huge.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

I like this temple for a few reasons. 1st: it is not visited by many so usually you have the whole site to yourself. 2nd: the colossus of Ramses is still there, BIGGER than the Memnon but smaller than Abu Simbel. Huge and you can have your picture taken next to his ear, it is bigger than you are. 3rd:... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

I never have to be dragged to see any of the famous and breathtaking temples or tombs that this wonderful city has to offer. This one is not one of the most famous, but I think one of the lovliest. It is a testament tot the Pharaoh who was known after all for his iconic and prolific building during his... More 

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