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This temple is a memorial temple for Ramses II. It was erected to confirm the immortality of the pharaoh, but now only ruins remain of the temple.
The Ramesseum is located in Luxor, in the area of the Theban necropolis. Today, 29 original columns of 50 and a 20-meter statue remain from the temple.
The temple was so named by the researcher from France who visited these ruins in 1829. Champollion was the first to read and decipher the wall hieroglyphs that indicate the name and all titles of the pharaoh.
A mistake was made during the construction of the temple. The area on which the building was built was flooded with the Nile every year. The nearby Temple of Seti was already beginning to collapse during the construction of the Temple of the Ramesseum.
The architecture of the building of this temple is fully consistent with the Egyptian canons. The only difference is that the temple of the Ramesseum is connected to the temple of the mother of Ramses II, Tui.
Another feature of the temple – these are the surviving houses of the builders, standing against the background of the fallen statues of the pharaoh. Usually these houses are destroyed either by the builders themselves, or by the elements or people.
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