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The Ramesseum, etc.

Old English major that I am, I had to see the temple whose images were the inspiration for P. B. Shelley's poem, Ozymandius.

Rameseum today


Ramesseum, by David Roberts, ca. 1840

and 150 years ago.

Guess who

another Ramses fragment


another ruin

The Guardian, and the Hands

the Guardian of the Temple.

The Mortuary Temple of Seti I

Seti I was father of Ramses II, the omnipresent 18th Dynasty Pharaoh.A wall shows a great battle and lots of dead Syrians and Nubians.

The Temple of Seti I

From here you can see Lord Canarvon's home..

The battle of the Sea People at Seti I

or the battle of the Sea People

The Mortuary Temple of Ramses III

Ramses III built a colorful temple at what is now the town of Medinet Habu.

Some of the beautiful colors at Ramses III's temple
First pylon, Medinet Habu



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