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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Thebes, Upper Egypt, Egypten_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 1279-1260 BCE (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date-1279--1260en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-23T17:34:54Z
dc.date.available2013-04-23T17:34:54Z
dc.date.issued-1279--1260en_US
dc.identifier209798en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 770en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/117823
dc.descriptionThe Hypostyle Hall, view looking southeast on axis from within the hall; Mortuary temple of Ramesses II, on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Luxor temple. For almost a century after the burial of Ramesses II in the Valley of the Kings, this temple served his funerary cult. The most significant event in the Egyptian ritual calendar was the annual festival visit of the god Amun to western Thebes. The god's statue travelled in his ceremonial bark from Karnak to the mortuary temples at the edge of the Western Desert, the Theban necropolis. This event influenced the architectural plan of the 'Ramesseum'. Ramesses adopted the basic design of the mortuary temple of his father Sethos I, which he had completed. The central axis of Sethos' temple is aligned with Karnak temple on the east bank, where Sethos had begun a new monumental approach, the 'Great Hypostyle Hall', which was also completed by Ramesses. The 'Ramesseum', however, is aligned with the first court of Luxor temple, since Ramesses had constructed both the first court and the pylon there. The 'Ramesseum' pylon opened on to a broad court containing one of Egypt's largest free-standing statues. This monolithic granite colossus, originally 18 m in height but now fragmentary, represents the enthroned King and is inscribed with the name 'Ramesses, the sun for (all) rulers'. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/18/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; sandstoneen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectdeath or burialen_US
dc.subjectdeitiesen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectEgypt--Religionen_US
dc.subjectRamses II, King of Egypten_US
dc.subjectNew Kingdom (Egyptian)en_US
dc.titleRamesseumen_US
dc.title.alternativeMortuary temple of Ramesses IIen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-EG-R-E4en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (ancient)en_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling) carving (processes)en_US
vra.worktypemortuary templeen_US
vra.worktypeexcavation (site)en_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Egyptian (ancient))en_US


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