Facts about Ramesseum

Pharaoh Ramses II, son of the Sun goddess, built the Ramesseum Temple and it was named after him by Champollion. In Luxor and Nubia, one of them is the temple of Ramesseum, or a palace that is millions of years old, as the ancient Egyptians call it. During his time, he built several temples.

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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