"Great Temple of Ramses II" Temple of Abu Simbel Things to Do Tip by MalenaN
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The facade of the Great Temple of Ramses II is 33 metres high and 35 metres wide. The four colossal statues of Ramses are impressive with their height of over 20 metres. Well, one is broken as it lost its head in an earthquake 27 BC, but it lies on the ground below.
As you enter the temple you will first come to the Great Hypostele Hall. I have seen other VT-members have photos from the inside, but unfortunately it was strictly forbidden taking photos when I visited. In the Great Hypostele Hall are eight more statues of Ramses, four on each side and each in front of a column. In the sanctuary are sitting statues of the four gods the temple is dedicated to; Ra-Harakhty, Ramses II, Amun and Ptah.
The walls in every room are covered with relieves.
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