Mit Rahina Museum, Al Badrashin

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See one of the world's most famous archaeological discoveries at Mit Rahina Museum. 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 and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Al Badrashin attractions using our Al Badrashin trip itinerary planning website.
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  • Back in 2010, I visited this site and declared that the chences of me revisiting this attraction would be slim. Well it is 2020, and this site appeared on the tour I booked, so I decided to have...  more »
  • The ravishing emotion is a touch with ancient Egypt. all we visited and saw experienced was catching and so nice. The stop Pyramid of Zoser & the Museum are awesome monuments. One of the best places.....  more »
  • The lying statute of Ramses 2nd is huge and basically the reason for visiting this museum. I expected it however, to be bigger.  more »
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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.
  • Memphis was one of the ancient capitals of Egypt. Today there is little left of it other than stumps of columns poking up from untended fields. Our tour guide told us that the Egyptian government is attempting to reclaim the site from people who have built over (and are living on) it, and they are setting up a wall to keep looters out. The biggest thing to see at the site, from the tourist standpoint, is the open air museum. It is pretty cool. The massive statue of Ramses II is amazing and the other attractions are well worth a stop. We saw it early in our tour of Egypt, which I think was best. It is impressive, but as it stands today it would not hold a candle to Luxor and Edfu and other such sights...at least from the tourist standpoint.
  • An amazing experience to see Rameses the 2nd statue.
  • Visited this museum on our way back from Saqqara. The open air museum has many artifacts and statues along with a sphinx, but the most famous one is a colossal statue of Ramases the great !! Well, we have seen statues of the great king all over Egypt, but this statue stands out from the point of enormity and craftsmanship. It's a must visit place if your headed to Saqqara!!

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