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Thursday Photo

These two enormous feet are from the colossal statue of Ramses II at his memorial temple, now called the “Ramesseum” (Source: Hieroglyphica on Facebook).

These two enormous feet are from the colossal statue of Ramses II at his memorial temple, now called the “Ramesseum” (Source: Hieroglyphica on Facebook).

“And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my words, ye Mighty, and despair!’”

The collapsed statue provided the inspiration for the poem ‘Ozymandias’ by Englishman Percy Shelley – via Hieroglyphica.

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3 comments on “Thursday Photo

  1. Unfortunately they have recently been moved up on to a plinth above head height & are far less obvious. I have a recent photo if you want a copy?

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