Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), Luxor

#14 of 30 in Historic Sites in Luxor
Ruin · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • I had more time in Luxor than expected. I had seen the main attractions. I am glad I came here. One thing I learnt from travelling for many years is don't always listen to other people and make up....  more »
  • I visited the Ramesseum in the early morning before all the tourists had left their boats and hotels; I had the place to myself. There was not even one tout or salesman. Sheer bliss. The design of...  more »
  • 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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