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Pharaoh Ramses II statue has stood in a square outside Cairo's main railway station for 50 years. The statue is is 3,200 years old and weighs 83 tons.
El Remayah Sq. Alex. Road, Pyramids-Giza, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed today

The Statue is in a building surrounded by other statues and sphinx from the time period. If you go to Memphis/Sakkarah area it is worth a stop. I wouldn't make a trip just to see it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cow3girl
Reviewed yesterday

Wow, this is one enormous statue that is definitely worth a detour for a look see. The surrounding outdoor museum is somewhat interesting, but the star here is definitely the colossal statue of Ramesses II. We were happy we included it during our trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 4 days ago

This Ramses II Statue is at the Memphis Museum, which we covered during our 9 Hrs full day Pyramids tour by private Taxi ( Hyundai Elantra) hired at 400 EGP for our family of 3, for Dahshur-Saqqara-Memphis & Giza. Just walk around to get more...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DurgeshRajadhyaksha
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm not sure I would go out of my way to see this but the statue is enormous. I was surprised upon entering the building at the size and how preserved the statue is with its detailed carvings.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Like many Egyptian sites, Memphis is evidence of the over-abundance of incredible artifacts in a country that seems to poor to display them in a proper setting. The access road ends in a dirt parking lot and after going through the entry gate the artifacts...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tom M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The huge statue of Ramesses II is the main attraction here. The open museum outside is also interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shobbyv
Reviewed 1 week ago

This statue of Ramesses is huge. In a recumbent position and I enjoyed it from every angle. It truly is amazing and very well preserved. If you have time visit this statue. There are so many things to see in Egypt that you just can't...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sandygreenberg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Statue is still in such good condition. Very mesmerizing to look at. We got there around 10am after a 45min drive from Giza. It was very empty and chill. Glad we made a visit. We went before visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tinahoubc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was interesting. Not many tourists visit there. The statue was well preserved. Worth a visit but not a must-go.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ldld9383
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is almost hard to believe that this is one solid piece of stone, truly amazing. To think this was all done so very long ago.

Date of experience: January 2019
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11 October 2018|
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Response from Corinne T | Reviewed this property |
Hi - as far as I know, the statue is still held in a place called Memphis, outside Cairo. i haven't heard that it has been moved. Sorry I can't be of more help.
2 April 2018|
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Response from stardustpilot | Reviewed this property |
First, the confusion comes from the fact that there are TWO colossal statues of Ramesse II, one lying on it's back at the museum in Memphis and one that stood in front of the main train station, which was moved to storage a... More
4 July 2017|
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Response from privetguidem | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I was a way so about the distance from pyramids to ramses about 1 hour