Statue of Ramesses II, Cairo

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Statue of Ramesses 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 Ramesses II a centerpiece of your Cairo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Cairo holiday builder .
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  • It's about 20 kilometers south of the city of Rome, and there's a very large Ramses sculpture in it, because the legs are broken and only flat, but it looks great.
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  • This huge statue of Ramses II lies inside a modern building, which has been so badly built that even from the top floor, you can't see or shoot all of it. What a pity...  more »
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