Statue of Ramses II, Giza

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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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  • Large statue of Ramses II with other artifacts to see. There is an upper balcony to view it from above and you can walk around it on the lower level for a closer view.  more »
  • This is so unbelievably large in person. it is protected frem the elements. It is thought provoking to wonder how such a large statue was formed to scale in such early times.  more »
  • Nice stop to see a magnificent statue close up. Other interesting monuments around the grounds. A few vendors with carts have some nice souvenirs. Never did I feel any pressure to purchase anything.  more »

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