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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  • This temple is a must... it actually goes the whole valley is unmissable, but we know that Ramses II was a great builder and his grave would not be the exception, it is very large and not complete, it was pilloperated several times where stones were taken to use in other constructions, since at the time it s and built Egypt had many resources, there was founded the New Empire with all its luxuries, in the 2 facades you can see scenes from the famous Battle of Kadesh in the eighteenth century B.C. against the Hittites, really to dedicate a couple of quiet hours...
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  • Had a relaxed private tour with private drivers. It is a manageable facility, but with the right guide it is quite interesting. Sometimes something other than what you always get to watch. Had the plant also almost for us.
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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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