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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.
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El Remayah Sq. Alex. Road, Pyramids-Giza, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This statue is just huge and the way it which was preserved by the river is great. The carvings are still so prominent and fascinating

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LauraB5725
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very intact and large statue. Because it's so big you can appreciate the detailing a lot more. Memphis doesn't have much so this would be the highlight

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marguerite W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This statue is part of the tour to Memphis and is surrounded by a building so one can climb up as well as go besides it to see it in detail. Quite interesting to know how it was found. There are some touts who will...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Voyager_Nineteen71
Reviewed 1 week ago

This outdoor museum has some interesting artifacts. It is off the beaten track and would be hard to find on it's own. Go with a guide.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AmberK
Reviewed 1 week ago

This statue was found face down. The size of this statue is incredible. You can walk all around it and see the detail on it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elizabeth N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very worth a visit. The statue is huge. There is a garden of sort right next to this "museum," with a few artifacts to look at. The immediate area around this museum however is quite dismal. Worth about a 30 minute visit there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yacro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here after a long day of sightseeing so it was a welcome relief that the site is quite small and there are only a few ancient statues to look at apart from Rameses. It is well set up with a viewing platform that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the museum in the morning on our way to Saqqara. The statue is huge and makes you wonder how they built it 4000 years ago!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fizzy1983_uk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this statue. It's amazing to think that this was created so long ago. The preservation of this statue and the others here is astonishing. Truly a must see.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Resort541918
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place has some of the most ancient artefacts but not well maintain. Should visit to see one of the oldest tyrons statue !

Date of experience: November 2018
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toe4
October 11, 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.
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Silver_Squid_Adrian
April 1, 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
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JennamurskiRN
July 4, 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
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