The Ramesseum, Egypt

The Ramesseum is the memorial temple of Pharaoh Ramesses II (Ramesses the Great, c. 1303 BC – July or August 1213 BC). It is located in the Theban necropolis in Upper Egypt on the Nile across From the modern city of Luxor.

The name “Rhamesséion” was coined by Jean-François Champollion, who visited the ruins of the site in 1829 and first identified the hieroglyphs making up Ramesses’s names and titles on the walls. It was originally called the “House of millions of years of Usermaatra-setepenra that unites with Thebes-the-city in the domain of Amon.”

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