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“Small, but Worth It” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Memphis Museum

Memphis Museum
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US$26.40*
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Private Half-Day Tour: Saqqara and Memphis from Cairo
Ranked #35 of 309 things to do in Cairo
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Small, but Worth It”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

If you're in the area, by all means visit this museum. It's not very large, and it's mostly outside, but it's neat. There are lots of statues outside, but the best one is inside. It's a massive statue of Ramses II. He's laying down, and you can go up to an observation deck so you can get a good look at him. It's really neat, because you can see levels of detail that wouldn't be possible to see if he were standing. You can even see where the carver carved in a very subtle beard strap.

Visited December 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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“Worth seeing if in the area (i.e. whilst visiting Saqqara)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

It was worth seeing the 10 metre statue of Pharaoh Rameses II (which is laying down horizontal in a custom made and air-conditioned museum built around it). There are many smaller statues around teh site and a lot of artifacts that have been discovered in the area.

It is really worth a 30-60 minute stop, especially if visiting Saqquara, just 10 to 15 minutes away by car.

Visited June 2012
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Memphis museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

It was in a well ventilated building and it was not crowded.

Visited May 2012
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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Small but amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

The collosus is in fabulous condition and the viewing platform allows you to see it close up.

Visited April 2012
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Karachi, Pakistan
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“Say Hello to Mummies”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

If you are in cairo and dont visit this Museum Then its going to be a big mistake and mummies wont like it. Just do it as its the only place in the world where you can get an idea about the civilization which lived here thousands of years ago.

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