Egyption History & Travel - 2010

Ramses Temple

The facade (pylon) fronting Ramses' temple is 125 ft. wide and 102 ft high. There are four seated statues of Ramses guarding the entrance. Each shows Ramses wearing the double crown of Egypt united and is about 65 ft. tall. One of the statues “lost its head” during an earthquake and the remains are seen on the ground around the huge feet. Below his knees are much smaller statues of some of his 150 + children, his wife Nefertari, and his mother. A statue of the god, Ra, is carved into a niche above the entrance doorway.

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