The tomb of Ramesses II, also known as the Great, is one of the most famous and impressive pyramids in Egypt. It is in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, and is one of the most well-preserved tombs in the area.

In fact,the tomb belongs to Ramesses II, one of the most powerful pharaohs in Egyptian history, and constructed it around 1279 BCE. It is made of limestone and is adorned with intricate carvings and paintings that depict scenes from Ramesses’ life and his journey to the afterlife.

The entrance to the tomb of Ramesses II is a long, sloping passageway that leads to a series of chambers. The walls of the passageway and chambers are have scenes of Ramesses’ military campaigns, including the Battle of Kadesh, which he fought against the Hittites.

In fact,one of the most impressive features of the tomb is the ceiling of the burial chamber. Which has a massive depiction of the god Ra rising from the horizon in a boat. The walls of the burial chamber also have scenes of Ramesses being welcomed into the afterlife by the gods.

Early life

Ramesses II was born a civilian. His grandfather, Ramesses I, was a civilian military officer during the reign of pharaoh Horemheb. Who appointed Ramesses I as his successor. Ramesses was approximately eleven years old at the time of his father’s accession.

Tomb Ramesses II as a child embraced by Hauron  

After Ramesses I died, his son, Seti I became king, who designated his son. Ramesses II, as Egypt’s prince regent by his father. Ramesses II was approximately fourteen years of age at the time.  Today, most Egyptologists believe that Ramesses formally assumed the throne on 31 May 1279 BC, based on his known accession date: III Season of the Harvest, day 27.


In fact,the tomb of Ramesses II is a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of the ancient Egyptians. And is a must-see for anyone visiting Egypt. It is a reminder of the rich history and culture of this incredible civilization. And the enduring legacy of the pharaohs who ruled over them.