Ramses II at Abu Simbel


One of the four statues of Ramses II flanking his Great Temple at Abu Simbel. The statues are a bit more than 60 feet tall (taller than the Colossi of Memnon!), and depict Ramses II as a serene and wise pharaoh (which he may well have been, as he ruled for 67 years!).

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