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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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STUNNING

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Martinez, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

When I first visited the Ramesseum in 2004, there were excavations going on to the left of the main temple. This area held a small palace or use of the king on ceremonial occasions, a school, and numerous kitchen and bakery areas to support the priests who tended the temple. While the palace area is still off limits, you can... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Read "Ozymandias" and you'll understand. Ramesses II's shoulder tells it all. The local guide is just full of inaccuracies - laughably so! Just relax and be entertained.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

as usual, it is quiet and marvelous, with its tall columns, huge colossal statues of Ramses, and vivid bright colours, read well about Ramses before going there

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Only a group of three and our guide but a real gem. It is such ashame that it us not visited a much as the other sites

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

It is one of the less visited places, hardly ever any Groups around, makes it a great place to enjoy, take Pictures. Great art, history, one of the best places on the west bank.

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Luxor, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Breath taking. The temple itself if awesome but you also have the views of the Thebes mountain at the same time as wandering the temple. My third visit and I love it. Gentle loving energy there. But not allowed to meditate there :( unless you hide ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

A must-see. Magnificent reliefs. We were lucky to meet and talk to the very distinguished French archeologist who oversees the excavation of the royal palace next to the Ramesseum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

The Ramesseum is probably the most famous temple of its kind, but not necessarily the best preserved. It has some interesting features on site, like the mud brick vaults and there is work going on to uncover yet more of its surroundings. The temple was one of a long line of them in antiquity and you can see these to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

This is one of the most beautiful temples on the Westbank, yet you don't see lots of tourists there. Take a cab from the ferry, or walk there (a bit more than 2 km). Get your tickets at the end of the ferryroad, before you turn right. It's pretty impressive. as is the knee of Ramses.

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