Ramses statues : are sculpted directly from the rock face
Ramses statues

The massive facade of the main temple is dominated by the four seated colossal 66 foot colossal statues of Ramses each seated on a throne and wearing the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. Each is taller than the famed Memnon Colossus at Thebes, and all are sculpted directly from the rock face. The Great Temple is over 100 feet high and 120 feet whereas the smaller temple has four 33 foot statues of Ramses and two of Nefertari. An ancient earthquake damaged the statues. One is demolished from the waist up.

Through a hypostyle hall containing eight columns depicting Ramses II is an inner sanctuary with statues of Ra, Ramses II, Amun and Ptah seated against the far wall.

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