|One of the most impressive monuments of Thebes is the
mortuary temple of Ramesses II, commonly known as the Ramesseum.
Much of the Ramesseum is very well preserved, so much so that the
vaulted storerooms which once held supplies for the Pharaoh's cult still
survive. In addition the remains of the hypostyle hall and a number of
massive statues all remain to give an idea of the original scale of the