National Geographic : 1913 Sep
Photo from Rev. James lBaikie THE RAMESSEUM, THEBES: FUNERARY TEMPLE OF RAMESESII Perhaps the finest work of the reign of Rameses II was expended upon this great temple, which was toserve asthe king's final resting place. Before it he erected a huge portrait statue of himself, 90 feet in height and I,ooo tons in weight, a fragment ofwhich lies at thefoot of thegate way, at the right of the picture. Beneath the four statues of Osiris, which stand at the entrance of the court before thehypostyle hall, were the store-rooms of the temple in which may be picked up to this day the leaden seals of the wine and oiljars bearing theking's name, which were broken off by the temple servants in the days when the Hebrews were living in Egypt before the Exodus.