The Sphinx of Memphis, Al Badrashin

Monument · Tourist Spot
The largest calcite statue ever discovered, The Sphinx of Memphis beckons visitors with outstretched paws. Discovered in 1912, the sphinx was carved out of a yellowish calcite monolith in honor of an unknown pharaoh between 1700 BCE and 1400 BCE. Weighing an estimated 90 tons, the monument is 8 m (26 ft) long and 4 m (13 ft) wide, and its facial features resemble three pharaohs. Using our world travel planner, Al Badrashin attractions like The Sphinx of Memphis can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including The Sphinx of Memphis
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

The Sphinx of Memphis reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
232 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • As part of our overall tour, we visited the ancient capital of Egypt at Memphis. Although there did not appear to be much in the way of temples or historical sites (the current town probably sits...  more »
  • The so called Alabaster Sphinx that sits in the Mit Rahina Museum was discovered in 1912, and is a monument to an unknown pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. Often attributed to Hatshepsut, Amenhotep II or.....  more »
Google
  • Memphis makes such a beautiful Sphinx and I enjoyed walking around the open air museum here to see other artefacts collected from the area. The massive statue of Ramses II is an interesting archaeological find with a fascinating story of recovering the massive stone likeness. There are a number of souvenir stands at Memphis as well if you are interest to pick up a tapestry, small sculpture, or scarf.
  • May not be as much to physically see at this site, BUT what has happened here is amazing. The story of Joseph and of Moses... just to be where it is in fact known that they were actually in this place is awe inspiring. Oh, and in the land where cats were considered sacred, a momma dog with adorable puppies was just too much to resist.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Al Badrashin

4.2
Duration: 3 hours

Side trips from Al Badrashin

4.6
Duration: 4h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
5.0
Duration: 3 hours