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“36ft Tall Egyptian Sculpture! Colossus of Ramesses II” 5 of 5 stars
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Statue of Ramesses II
El Remayah Sq. Alex. Road, Pyramids-Giza, Cairo, Egypt
202 33 776 893
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Ranked #18 of 144 Attractions in Cairo
Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Owner description: Pharaoh Ramses II statue has stood in a square outside Cairo's main railway station for 50 years. The statue is is 3,200 years old and weighs 83 tons.
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“36ft Tall Egyptian Sculpture! Colossus of Ramesses II”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The 36 foot tall Colossus of Ramesses II can be found in the Mit Rahina Museum, a smaller open-air museum in the ancient city of Memphis about 12 miles south of Cairo. There is a small fee to enter but there are many great monuments to view, the Colossus to be the attraction. The Memphis area sites are not crowded compared to Giza.

Ramesses II was one of the longest living Pharaohs and commissioned many statues and monuments to his greatness during his 67 year reign. This statue was originally at one of his temples when discovered in 1820. It now rests (laying down due to missing legs) in a purpose-made building with second floor viewing. You can get up close and personal with the statue to see the fine carving skill and details.

Visited January 2014
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“Well worth a visit...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We stopped off on a day tour around the key signs of Giza. The statue is laying down in a building. I'd imagine if it was hot when you visit then this would be very advantageous.

it wasn't hot on the day we visited. Our guide gave us a comprehensive history of the statue which was fascinating however if you weren't being guided I'd suggest you look it up before visiting as the information on site is very limited.

Also in the grounds are further monuments and a small Sphinx which is 'complete' but must smaller than the famous one at the great pyramid, which is also damaged.

There are a collection of locals with stalls selling interesting items - nothing you haven't seen before.

I guess we were their for around an hour, got some great pictures, learnt a great deal and left thinking that somewhere on the backs of the Nile there will be dozens of the same statue just waiting to be discovered.

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Visited November 2014
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“Amazing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I love the pharos and its amazing to see how they managed to curve this statue from one block of stone, and to see it in this state after thousand of years is really amazing

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“in the middle of no where”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

i think its boring...you can just have a look from the car window ( only if your car is passing by ) otherwise no need

Visited November 2014
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“1st Tour with Mamdouh Ismail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

1st tour today to Giza,Memphis and Saakara. I have to say it was excellent, not only was Mamdouh knowledgable,efficient, and professional, he was also very personable. He's also the best picture taker in all of Cairo lol. If your looking for tours in Egypt,look no further than YourEgyptTours.

Visited November 2014
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