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“Alabaster Sphinx” 3 of 5 stars
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Alabaster Sphinx
South of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #32 of 154 attractions in Cairo
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Owner description: This impressive monument, carved in honor of an unknown Pharaoh during the 18th Dynasty, is 26 feet long, 13 feet tall and weighs approximately 90 tons.
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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“Alabaster Sphinx”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Most tours will take you here so you might as well see it since you came all the way to cairo but its not the real thing of course.

Visited July 2012
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Pleasanton, Ca USA
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“The Sphinx in Memphis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We visited the Sphinx in Memphis, which was Egypt's first capital. There wasn't too much to see on the grounds besides this statue, but in the museum there was a carved statue of Ramisses II. Part of his leg is gone, but rest is intact. Its well over 100 feet long and enormous. You feel like an ant when you stand next to him. Dont miss this.

Visited April 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Great to see up close”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

They keep you a short distance away
Nice for some memorable pics

Visited July 2011
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Kirkwall
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“I was here for 6 hours this place is amazing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

I recommend a visit to Alabaster Sphinx it is not as large as you imagine it to be and it it very near the Pyramids you would think there was vast spaces between then there is not all within walking distance of each other. Have a great holiday.

Visited December 2011
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“Go see it!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

I visited in March 2012. I wanted to see the large statue of Ramses II, and the Alabaster Sphinx at the Memphis outdoor museum. Don't let your tour guide try to talk you out of visiting Memphis. It was well worth the trip. Sit on the ledge in front of it for a photo op, you won't be disappointed.

Visited June 2012
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