Colossal Statue of Ramses II Colossus

Ramses II built colossal statues of himself along with his other additions to the Temple of Luxor (located in southern Thebes along the east bank of the Nile River). The Temple was built by Amenhotep III and dedicated to Amon-Re, king of the gods, his consort Mut, and their son Khons. The Temple was later added to by Tutankhamen, Horemheb and Ramses II. Thebes was capital of the ancient Egyptian empire during its peak.

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