Statue of Ramesses II, Cairo

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Statue of Ramesses II represents one of Egypt's greatest pharaohs. Discovered in 1820 near Memphis, the 3,200-year-old standing statue made from limestone was restored from six broken pieces to its full height of 10 m (33.8 ft) in 1955. Originally set on a 3 m (9.8 ft) high pedestal in Ramses Square in Cairo, the giant structure now sits inside a small museum built with the sole purpose to protect and display it. The colossus commanding the square is a replica. The museum displays the gargantuan statue in a lying position, and though both of the king's legs remain unfinished, the carefully carved statue leaves a powerful impression on visitors. Make Statue of Ramesses II a centerpiece of your Cairo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Cairo holiday builder .
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  • When you get to the museum your first view is of the statues head and its large to say the least, bearing in mind that this is over 4,000 years old and survived being in the nile or so i was told. The...  more »
  • It's impressive how so many thousands of years ago they could have erected such spectacular, awesome coloss!
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