Statue of Ramses II, Giza

4.5
Monument · Hidden Gem · Ruin
Statue of Ramses 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 Ramses II a centerpiece of your Giza vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Giza holiday builder.
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  • Super nice statue. A must see together with the sphinx of Memphis. Open museum, entry discount for students  more »
  • Large statue of Ramses II with other artifacts to see. There is an upper balcony to view it from above and you can walk around it on the lower level for a closer view.  more »
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