Mit Rahina Museum Colossus of Ramses II, Cairo

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See one of the world's most famous archaeological discoveries at Mit Rahina Museum Colossus of Ramses II. The 10 m (34 ft) long limestone statue of a prone Ramses II, the famous Egyptian pharaoh, still stands where it was found in 1820 near the village of Mit Rahina. Today, a small museum built around the colossus affords some protection and context. Get up close to the statue and pay attention to its details--the ideal surfaces, and the accurate anatomy of the human body, hand-carved with simple tools. Plan to visit Mit Rahina Museum Colossus of Ramses II and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Cairo attractions using our Cairo trip itinerary planning website .
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  • Guide was great!! He was enthusiastic and enthusiastic about us. Was the greatest tour we've ever had.  more »
  • Wonderful... this one-piece statue depicting the Faraon Ramses II is truly incredible for various reasons to imagine how in the 12th century B.C. about 3300 years ago they had the technology to carve this huge stone of more than 10 meters and i don't know how many tons of weight , move it and mount it on the pedestal, many questions and few answers, but today you only have to enjoy it and marvel at the tremendous work of art... without a doubt the best of the archaeological site of Menfis...
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  • Pretty cool to see the temple right before going up to the Sphinx. Learning about how the Egyptians laid the stone. Then you just have to wonder how they accomplished many of the sculptures and structures. Fairly cheap to enter part of the package deal with the 160LE ticket. I enjoyed it.
  • Located 20km south of Giza in Memphis in what feels like a suburban area, the Mit Rahina Museum is open-air and offers a range of artefacts - the remains of buildings, statues and more from the period 3000 BC. The main attraction is a large statue of Ramses II, which is no longer erect. Expect to spend up to an hour inspecting all of the items if you're detail oriented. If you're just after a few photos you could be in and out in under 30 minutes.
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