The great temple of Ramses II was built between 1274 and 1244 BC, carved in the rock overlooking the Nile river. The temple is dedicated to the Egyptian gods Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah, as well as to the deified pharao Ramses II. The temple facade consists of four colossal statues of Ramses II seated on thrones wearing different crowns. One of the statues was damaged by an earthquake which severed the head and torso of one of the colossi. The interior of the temple consists of a hypostyle hall with walls richly decorated with carvings.

01 Temple of Ramses II at sunrise 02 Temple of Ramses II at sunrise 03 Great temple of Ramses II 04 Great temple of Ramses II
05 Great temple of Ramses II 06 Great temple of Ramses II 07 Great temple of Ramses II 08 Frontal view with head of Ramses statue
09 Head and torso of Ramses statue 10 Statues of Ramses II 11 Statues of Ramses II 12 Statue of Ramses II 13 Statues of Ramses II
14 Statues of Ramses II 15 Statues of Ramses II 16 Statues of Ramses II 17 Statues of Ramses II 18 Statues of Ramses II
19 Statues of Ramses II 20 Statues of Ramses II 21 Statues of Ramses II 22 Hieroglyphs carved into the wall 23 Wall carvings
24 Statue of Egyptian sun god Ra-Harakhty 25 Hypostyle hall with statues of Ramses II 26 Wall carvings in the Ramses II temple 27 Hypostyle hall with statues of Ramses II 28 Wall carvings in the Ramses II temple
29 Storeroom in the Ramses II temple 30 Wall carvings in the Ramses II temple 31 Wall carvings in the Ramses II temple 32 Wall carvings in the Ramses II temple
33 Wall carvings in the Ramses II temple
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