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Statue of Ramesses II

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Address: El Remayah Sq. Alex. Road, Pyramids-Giza, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Pharaoh Ramses II statue has stood in a square outside Cairo's main railway...

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.

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Spectacular example of Ancient Egyptian art

A bit off the beaten path, a visit to the statue of Ramses is well worth the trip, particularly when combined with Saqqara (Step pyramid) and Dahshur (Red and Bent pyramids). The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A bit off the beaten path, a visit to the statue of Ramses is well worth the trip, particularly when combined with Saqqara (Step pyramid) and Dahshur (Red and Bent pyramids). The workmanship and detail in the Ramesses colossus is spectacular.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive statue lying down, The sheer size.impresses. The material along the library walls is worth noting as it contains interesting detail about daily life at that time as far as I recall.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the time when you see a 27 foot high statue, you have to squint to see the details of the head and face, but this statue of Ramses II was never erected - either because it was unfinished or because it was never intended to be stood upright (the back is not carved and thus wouldn't have been... More 

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Thank Michael B
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good little place to stop as there is a huge statue of Ramesses II there and a few other smaller ones around the courtyard. Although if you are planning on going to Luxor just go see the Ramesseum as it's larger and much more impressive. If not, this place is worth the stop!

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Hinckley, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magnificent piece of carved stone! Not much else here, but definitely worth seeing. Incredible that it could be carved with such detail. Even some of the colors are partially preserved.

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Thank Sandi S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the statue is fantastic,though the outside area could be a little better presented.I question the overbearing vendors,the dust was at a minimum due to the mud caking my boots,I would advise visiting in the colder months as it is an outdoor facility,the flies drive you batty.

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Thank steve w
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Statue of the great Pharaoh Ramses II is an intricately carved masterpiece out of limestone, located in the temple at Memphis. It is indeed huge!

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of the smaller attractions in Egypt, but the size of the stautue of Ramesses II is anything but small. The statue is a well proportion representation of the former Pharaoh carved in granite. With smooth edges and a bold appearance, but with bottoms of legs missing, there are other statues in Luxor that are even more spectacular.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Surrounded by an open air museum but the statue is housed in a building constructed just for it, easy to navigate around so good view of details of the statue. Good day trip with children. Few vendors here

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

The statue is in a museum in Memphis. The enormity of the statue can only be realized in person and from both the 1st and 2nd floor .As seen on a TV program with Joanne Fletcher(British Egyptologist), nothing prepares you for this spectacular site. Not to be missed.

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