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Memphis Museum

Address: Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #43 of 146 Attractions in Cairo
Type: History Museums, Museums
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Not much to see in the Memphis museum, except this huge statue of Ramesses II. Apparently, this guy loved himself and had giant statues of himself constructed all over ancient Egypt. Even though the legs are gone, the statue has amazing detail and clarity showing the pharaoh and his cartouche. He is in the military march pose and holding both... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

In my previous review, I've given some account generally on the historical site of the old capital of the Egypt, i.e. the Memphis. Now, I'd like to have some words on Memphis Museum in Cairo. The trip from Cairo, since the nowadays Cairo is one real megapolis with almost 27 millions of inhabitants, both in narrower part of the city... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

very good, very nice, i like to know more about Memphis Museum, so important that everyone should know the history

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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49 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The Memphis museum, in the village of Mit-Rahina near Sakkara has a collection of statues, including a 13 meter limestone statue of Ramses II. It’s a must see site; however maintenance of the museum disappoints. The entrée fee is 35 LE. Memphis was the Old Kingdom capital of Egypt under Djoser. It then declined and only came back to prominence... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Memphis is the oldest capital of united Egypt, after king Mina or Nar-Mer move the capital from middle of Egypt to the north of Egypt. Ptah is The main God worshiped in Memphis, with his wife Sekhmet and his son Nefer-tum. This museum has a very nice collection which we discover in the area, and the most important there is... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This open air museum houses two large Ramses statues and the alabaster sphinx. There are many other bits of ruins and sculptures. There is a fee for entrance and there are several vendors inside the museum that will push all the same junk you have seen since you arrived at the airport 100 times over again. The museum will take... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 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... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 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... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

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

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Cairo, Egypt
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30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

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

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