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It’s thought that during his 67-year reign, he built more temples and fathered more children than any other pharaoh. Archaeologists believe the complex was built between 12 BC.'The remains of this building, which constitutes the very core of the complex, were covered with huge deposits of sand and chips of stone,' Professor Barta said.
Archaeologists found fragments of engravings depicting solar gods, confirming that King Ramses II worshipped the sun god 'Ra' which began in the 5th dynasty.Among these inhabitants were Jane and William Atkinson, a widow and her son.Temple Sowerby House was formerly the principal residence within the village of Temple Sowerby, one of the finest villages in the Eden Valley.The temple, which was uncovered in the Abusir Necropolis in Giza, measures around 110 feet in width and 170 feet (34 by 52 metres) in length The fame of Ramses II, the third king of the 19th dynasty of Ancient Egypt, is put down to his flair for self-publicity.He is remembered principally for the colossal statues he commissioned and for his massive building programme.Archaeologists say the ruins suggest blue stone columns lined the forecourt which would have been enclosed by mudbrick walls.
It was built in an area between a terrace of the Nile and floodplain of Abusir.
In April of this year archaeologists unveiled a massive granite statue of Ramses II in Luxor Temple on the banks of the Nile.
Standing 11 metres (36 feet) tall and weighing 75 tonnes (82 tons), the statue was presented in a floodlit ceremony at the Luxor Temple on the banks of the Nile on Tuesday evening.
Ra was often considered to be the King of the Gods, patron of the pharaoh and creator of everything.
'The discovery of the Ramses II temple provides unique evidence on building and religious activities of the king in Memphis area and at the same time shows the permanent status of the cult of sun god Re who was venerated in Abusir since the Fifth Dynasty and onwards to the New Kingdom,' Professor Mirsolave Barta, director of the Czech mission, told Egyptian media Ahram Online.
Pictured is a view of the temple from the north The temple, which was uncovered in the Abusir Necropolis in Giza, measures around 110 feet in width and 170 feet (34 by 52 metres) in length.