Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), Luxor

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On the west bank of the Nile, Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II) once featured a colossal statue of the famed pharaoh, only fragments of which survive to this day. The seated 17 m (57 ft) tall statue, which once stood in front of the entrance, dates back to the 13th century BCE, as does the rest of this World Heritage Site. Though most of the temple is in ruins now, you can still see some half-preserved wall decorations, such as reliefs depicting ancient battles and festivities. To visit Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II) and get the most from your holiday in Luxor, create itinerary details personal to you using our Luxor attractions tool .
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  • While there are more impressive sites related to Ramses II all over Egypt, this site was the temple he had built for his own mummification and preparation for joining the other gods after death...  more »
  • Do visit this temple..again it is very impressive and not busy . So many sites are being visited by large noisy disrespectful groups that spoil the atmosphere that it is a pleasure to find a place...  more »
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  • A Must see. The remnants of the colossal statue of Ramses II.....was estimated to to be 1100 tons when standing in 1 piece. It's amazing..and huge! The rest of the temple is fascinating as well.
  • Temple provides a special atmosphere with its large statues and broken giant colossus. Don't go for there for its architectural value, cause temples like Medinat Habu are more beautiful. But it has something special about it...
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