Statue of Ramses II, Giza

4.5
#5 of 10 in Historic Sites in Giza
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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  • Memphis, where this statue is located is not nice. I wondered where we were when the bus pulled up. You need to be very careful when walking around due to the state of the ground and walkways. Quite d...  more »
  • Tremendous, uncommunal, perfect. Worth seeing. Try to see it without many people to better appreciate the magnitude, perfection and magnificent conservation.
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