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Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)

West Bank, Luxor, Egypt
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“mortuary temple” (14 reviews)
“big statue” (2 reviews)
“peace treaty” (2 reviews)
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West Bank, Luxor, Egypt
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

The temple has great paintings and we heard from our guide that this place was used for some sort of scribal school. it is also still a mystery why 3 types of stones ie, limestone/sandstone and granite used at this place.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Some improvements are being made to the site . BUT please be aware , no water is for sale on site .. The cafe close by was also closed ( maybe as it was Ramadan ) . Staff were friendly , A nice visit despite...More

Thank Saldunc
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Great temple, nice little vibe there, with great views. When done the Rest pub is net door. Is certainly one of the best temples in Luxor

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

One of the more beautiful temple complexes. The wall paintings and pictures are really worth your time. Like most archaeological sites a guide is worth the cost. Buy a ticket before hand.

Thank Brian B
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Amazing! There was only one more person when I visited. I loved it. Quiet and gives you zen spirit! The Ozymandias Colossus was amazing.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This three-story temple complex is really beautiful and visible from afar. You will be taken in a small train close to this temple and each of the walls tells different history. The painting and the pictures are will really mesmerize you and leave you with...More

1  Thank dineshmysore
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

The main attraction is the fallen big statue but there is a couple more view to see here. Not too much walking needed an you have to buy a ticket before hand. Good stop.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

As other places in Egypt this place too require a certain amount of physical fitness since one has to walk a bit to feel the history and witness the past. The structures are not intact but the most is restored. History libes here

Thank Moumita T
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

In common with most other reviews we were the only people there for the visit. Clearly this is not a big name but it is impressive and certainly hypostyle hall is worth a visit. Such a contrast to have our own time to relax and...More

Thank Ron E
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Always visit here. It has great atmosphere and quite often you have the place all to yourself. Bring a picnic and tell the guide to go away!

Thank 858doug
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