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  • Address: Egypt
  • Hours: Open daily 6am - 5pm
  • Admission: 20 L.E.

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Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)

While not as well preserved as nearby Medinet Habu, this mortuary temple dedicated to Ramses II, dating to 1258 BC, still has more than enough to interest the visitor. In the inner sanctuary, for example, the majority of the columns in the hypostyle hall are still standing, as are a number of osirid statues standing sentinel at the entrance, albeit mostly without heads.

As is typical with such structures, giant wall reliefs trumpet the pharaoh’s military accomplishments and proclaim his immortality. But also on view are parts of the fallen Colossus of Ramses, which in Shelley’s poem Ozymandias (“Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”) became a powerful warning against hubris.

Practical Info

The Ramesseum is on the western bank of the Nile, and is best visited in conjunction with the nearby Medinet Habu.

Tours & Tickets

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Day Tour to Ramesseum and Habu temple and Valley of the Nobles, Luxor, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Day Tour to Ramesseum and Habu temple and Valley of the Nobles

Enjoy a professional guided Tour to Ramesseum temple, Habu temple and Valley of the Nobles. Includes pickup and drop off transfers, entry fees, water, snacks ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Private Day Trip to Best Monuments of Luxor from Marsa Alam, Marsa Alam, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Day Trip to Best Monuments of Luxor from Marsa Alam

Discover the highlights of ancient Luxor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this 14-hour private day trip by road from Marsa Alam. See the vast complex known ...  Read more

Location: Marsa Alam, Egypt
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.00
Full Day Tour to Best Monuments of Luxor from Hurghada, Hurghada, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full Day Tour to Best Monuments of Luxor from Hurghada

Private full day tour from Hurghada to see the highlights of the ancient West Bank and East Bank monuments in Luxor. These highlights include Valley of the ...  Read more

Location: Hurghada, Egypt
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $165.00
Private Full Day Tour to Luxor Monuments from Safaga, Safaga, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Full Day Tour to Luxor Monuments from Safaga

Private full day tour to see the highlights of the ancient West Bank and East Bank monuments in Luxor from Safaga. These highlights include Valley of the ...  Read more

Location: Safaga, Egypt
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $165.00

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