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Facts about Ramesseum  | Ramesseum Temple | Ancient Egypt History

  • 05 16, 2023

Facts about Ramesseum 

Funerary temple of Ramses II, Ramses II called this temple the Temple of Millions of Years of Maat-Ra. Built on the west bank of the Nile River at Thebes in Upper Egypt. The temple, famous for its 17 meters seated statue of Ramses II (of which only remains are left), was dedicated to the god Amon and the king.

God Amun Ra | Amon Re God of Ancient Egypt

God Amun Ra | Amon Re God of Ancient Egypt


Ramesseum Temple

 The walls of the Ramesseum, which only have half kept, are decorated with reliefs and had scenes showing the Battle of Kadesh, the Syrian wars, and the Festival of Min. 

The temple consists of hypostyle halls, two courts, accompanying chambers,  a sanctuary, and storerooms. What is unusual is that the rectangular floor plan was altered to mix up an older, smaller temple – that of Ramses II’s mother, Tuya – off to one side.

The entrance had a doorway in the northeast corner of the enclosure wall, leading into the second court, on the left of the first pylon. The first and second pylons measure more than 60 m it had scenes of Ramses’ military,  battles against the Hittites.

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 the western stairs are lying somewhat forlornly on the ground, the Colossus of Ramses II, the Ozymandias of Shelley’s poem,  where once stood 17.5 m tall.

 The head of a pair of granite statues of Ramses II lies in the second court. 29 of the original 48 columns of the hypostyle hall are still standing.  In the smaller hall behind it, the roof, and hieroglyphs, are still in place. Some wall carvings, including one showing the pharaoh's name, are inscribed on a cartouch.

you can know more about the young king and it turned out that Tutankhamun was buried in a tomb other than his own, and when his successor, King Ay, died, he was buried in the tomb (KV23).

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‪‬Ramses II Information :

  • Ramses the Great is another name for Ramses II.
  • He ruled between 1279 and 1213 BCE.
  • One of the most powerful pharaohs in Egyptian history, according to some.
  • Ramses II participated in a lot of battles throughout his rule.
  • He was well known for his military skills.


The Ramesseum is famous for its colossal statues, particularly the fallen statue of Ramesses II, which inspired Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem, "Ozymandias." It is also renowned for its magnificent architecture and intricate reliefs that depict scenes from ancient Egyptian mythology and the pharaoh's military victories.


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