Statue of Ramses II represents one of Egypt's greatest pharaohs. Discovered in 1820 near Memphis, the 3,200-year-old standing statue made from limestone was restored from six broken pieces to its full height of 10 m (33.8 ft) in 1955. Originally set on a 3 m (9.8 ft) high pedestal in Ramses Square in Cairo, the giant structure now sits inside a small museum built with the sole purpose to protect and display it. The colossus commanding the square is a replica. The museum displays the gargantuan statue in a lying position, and though both of the king's legs remain unfinished, the carefully carved statue leaves a powerful impression on visitors. Make Statue of Ramses II a centerpiece of your Giza vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Giza holiday builder.
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Impressive statue in a mediocre museum. You'll visit the Memphis museum on a day trip to Saqqara and Dahshur, which are more interesting.
Impressive statue in a mediocre museum. You'll visit the Memphis museum on a day trip to Saqqara and Dahshur, which are more interesting. more »
Based in Memphis, this statue of King Ramses is horizontally placed and you can see all the intricate details carved on the face and clothes worn. It's definitely worth visiting this statue while in..... more
Based in Memphis, this statue of King Ramses is horizontally placed and you can see all the intricate details carved on the face and clothes worn. It's definitely worth visiting this statue while in..... more »
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