Ramesseum Photo Gallery

The mortuary temple of Ramsses II is part of a large complex which included a royal palace, granaries, and storerooms. Its pylons are decorated with scenes from the Battle of Qadesh. Ramsses II ruled Egypt for 67 years in the 19th Dynasty. The fallen statue of Ramsses inspired Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem "Ozymandias".

temple temple and archeological dig front of temple pillars fallen statue repair workers hauling a stone block looking across the archeological dig storerooms in archeological dig

statues with fallen head pillars and watchman square pillars facae carving facade carving facade carving carving on pillar carving on pillar

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Last modified 29 June 2016