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This massive statue carved in limestone is more than 33 feet long and is located in the museum built to protect it.
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Memphis | Mit Rahina Village, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 May 2009

The outdoor museum at Memphis is basically a sculpture garden that showcases thirty or so figures, some architectural fragments, columns, and other stonework excavated at nearby sites. Memphis was the ancient capital city of the Old Kingdom, but there is little left to see here...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2008

Memphis is a rural farming town and very poor. It is very difficult to believe that Memphis was once the Capital of Egypt (1700 BC - 1500BC). There are many treasures remaining buried in Memphis and the government has begun to purchase land ready for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was worth the drive from Cairo. Memphis has quite a lot of history and although pretty small, this museum is worth visiting. The statue of Ramses II that is laying down is HUGE! Parts of it are near perfect.

Thank Monica H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit Memphis and then tour usually includes a visit to this museum. We liked it because it gives you a great introduction to what you will see on your trip around the country but in a nice small area. Clean and without too...More

Thank Ali921
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice carved statue which is probably the best part of the Museum. The rest of the collection which is outdoors is ok. This to me is a coin toss of wether to see or not.

Thank Perry H
Reviewed 2 July 2018

While visiting the open museum of memphis, this statue is to the entrance of the museum. The statue of Ramses II was discovered under nile in memphis. It was salvaged and laid here and a building was contructed on top if it. A huge statue...More

Thank Syed R
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Pretty much this amounts to one amazing statue that is a ways outside the city. If you go, hit up Sakkara, too. It won’t take more than 30 minutes (even for the slowest of people) to experience this place. They did have nice plaques that...More

Thank msa23_2000
Reviewed 27 April 2018

If not for the Ramses II statue there was not actually much to see. And it is quite a long way outside Cairo, so you should do another attraction, for instance the nearby site of Saqqara, as well.

Thank math1482
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Quite an unbelievable work a must see. The statue of Ramses and the Boat museum are both well worth the visit.

Thank Sadasivan R
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The Colossus of Ramses II is inside the building and is carved from one solid piece of limestone and is 10 meters long. The status was discovered in 1820 by a traveler. Mohammad Ali donated the statue to the British Museum, but the task of...More

Thank digitalroc
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Memphis museum doesn´t show the importance of the old capital of Egypt but the Sphinx and the colossos of Ramses II are very interesting.

Thank Jordi-Erinnyen
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This statue of Ramses II was carved out of stone. While it is unfinished, the statue is immense at over 10m long. Take photos from the second floor for a better image. Must visit while in Memphis

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