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The Ramesseum, Thebes

The Ramesseum was built by Rameses II as a mortuary temple.

 

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The Second Court with Osirid statues (statues of the king as Osiris) is shown on the right. The hypostyle hall on the left.

 

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A similar view today. Copyright Kenneth Griffin.

Further 1917 pictures of Egypt compared with more recent views

 

 

 

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