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“Meit Rahina ( Memphis ) Museum.”
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Memphis Museum
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“Meit Rahina ( Memphis ) Museum.”
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 the great statue of king Ramses ll and the Alabaster Sphinx in the Garden.
Also there is some beautiful statues for Ptah, Sekhmet & Ramses.

Visited August 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Must See Stop in Cairo Day Tour”
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 about 45 minutes maximum. There are bathroom facilities and places for drinks and eating around the museum.

Visited September 2012
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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“Small, but Worth It”
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 at him. It's really neat, because you can see levels of detail that wouldn't be possible to see if he were standing. You can even see where the carver carved in a very subtle beard strap.

Visited December 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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“Worth seeing if in the area (i.e. whilst visiting Saqqara)”
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 10 to 15 minutes away by car.

Visited June 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“Memphis museum”
Reviewed May 30, 2012

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

Visited May 2012
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