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Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)

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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is beautiful and well worth a visit. Though not quite as spectacular as Karnak, Luxor, Hatshepsut, and Habu temple it is still impressive, especially the enormous broken statue of Ramses II. The temple contains some nicely decorated columns and paintings as well as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 457johannesb
Reviewed 1 week ago

TALK about the great pharaohs and Ramesses II is bound to be mentioned. So it perhaps should come as no surprise that the Ramesseum, his memorial or mortuary temple, is pretty special too. When we visited three weeks ago we had to pay EGP80 (about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank singhasam
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Ramesseum - located on the West Bank, after touring the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. Massive architectural elements in mixed stones and giant headless statues abound. Luckily it was not very crowded. Having a Guide is essential...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David B L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the place all to ourselves, absolutely magical. Glad we brought a guide to provide insight and details, without a guide the temples quickly become a mess and 'more of the same'...

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 1984falk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went at the early part of the morning with sun not at peak. Being less crowded, bright and beautiful - enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere. Tall statues and pillars overlooking barren land with almost none other than our group gave us a good experience. One...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Suresh C
Reviewed December 21, 2018

The entry price (80 LE). The temple is impressive, you can find the recipe for its perfume, Christian symbols, galleys where they lived, architecture will not disappoint you Few tourists, practically alone, you must bring water, bloqueador solar ,comfortable shoes, do not pay for taking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Locy2014
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

I cycled to here one Friday morning from West bank luxor ( Ramla Nile street ) not only to view the site but to see with my own eyes the colossus statue. Although now broken ( head and shoulders) one can imagine what this mega...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ViZieR66
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Very impressive mortal temple, in acient Egypt called "House of the Million Years". The statues (most of them broken) are just huge.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

The sheer size and grandeur of this temple makes it a great visit. The stone figures at the entrance are massive adding to the sense of wonder as you approach the temple and within the structure and visible hieroglyphics have to be seen.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Geoff M
Reviewed October 28, 2018

it is a small temple, will cost you 30 min to take photos, you will get good photos here because no other visitors at all.

Date of experience: October 2018
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