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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Located in Memphis, that is one of the most famous spots to visit in Egypt. Price in December 2020: EGP 80,00 No extra ticket for big cameras and DSLRs. Face masks will be required upon... more »
With over 12,000 items, it is impractical to see all of it. A guide is highly recommended as they not only take you to the key and most important ones, they are also able to explain the nuances of... more »
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