Category: Ramses II

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museum-of-artifacts:

Ramses II colossal statue in the Memphis open air museum in Egypt.

Colossus of Ramesses II The Colossus of Ramesses is an enormous statue carved in limestone. It is about 10m (33.8 ft) long, even though it has no feet, and is located near the village of Mit Rahina. A small museum has been built to house this magnificent piece. The fallen colossus was found near the south gate of the temple of Ptah, located about 30m from the huge limestone statue of Ramesses. Some of the original colors are still partly preserved.

ancientorigins:

Head from colossal seated statue of Ramesses II and his obelisk at first pylon of Luxor Temple.

Set, Ramses II, and Horus

inthemarshes:

Encounter during my stay in Abydos, in the temple of Ramses II.

lionofchaeronea:

Upper part of a sandstone statue of the 19th Dynasty pharaoh Ramesses II “the Great” (r. 1279-1213 BCE), holding a crook and flail.  From Nubia (Sudan); now in the State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich, Germany.  Photo credit: Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP/Wikimedia Commons.