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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Nice Stature. Its cool, to see how filigree this Stature was made. I can recommend this area. A must see for every Egypt Fan. more »
Massive statue of Ramses II that collapsed during a earthquake. Impressive detail and well preserved. This site also has a sphinx statue and some other small pieces. more »
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