Well worth the visit to see this large statue of Ramses II. It is a long trip from Giza to Memphis but a must see for those who like history.
This statue is well preseved and laying in a structure that enables you limb to get a better view of him. The guardians stand close and want to be pictured with him but then will ask for Bakeesh for the privalege of being in your photo.
Many reviewers consider this is the statue that was moved from Ramese square in the middle of traffic....etc. It is not. This one was here since forever, and was never moved. The statue that was moved was originally found here, and moved downtown then back to a location very close, but not laying on his back nor in a closed... More
This giant statue moved from the Ramsess square to this recent place near airport. I love this giant statue. Is not a must see but if you interested in Ramses story, this is worth to visit. Still in very good condition!
There are better places to see statues of Rameses II, he left his statues everywhere - consider Abu Simbel (fly from Aswan don't drive it and waste a day) instead.
The move of this statue, which was deteriorating from the Cairo smog, was featured on National Geographic TV. The move was an engineering marvel in itself. And preserving the statue is well worth it. It will be displayed at the new Egypt Museum once built near the Giza Pyramids. Go see it!
Now it has been removed from Ramses square in the center of Cairo to the new great museum in Giza, it will be available to people in 2015 i think so, but there is a copy of it in Salah Salem Street near the airport road.
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