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Memphis Museum

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Address: Cairo, Egypt
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US$ 26.74*
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Private Half-Day Tour: Saqqara and Memphis from Cairo
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Full Day Tour in Giza Saqqara and Memphis Including Entrance
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Full Day Tour in Giza Sakkara and Memphis From Cairo

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My Man Ramses II

Truly magnificent statue of Ramses - in near perfect condition. I found the outdoor museum charming with several interesting stella, alabaster statue, etc. I would not try to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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San Luis Obispo, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Truly magnificent statue of Ramses - in near perfect condition. I found the outdoor museum charming with several interesting stella, alabaster statue, etc. I would not try to drive to any of these locations. We went on a tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The most important one is the statue of Ramses II lying down, then there is another statue of Ramses II standing with finally a sphinx. Memphis is important because it was the first capital of Egypt not under Rammses II but under Narmer. Ramses II built his capital in Pi-Ramses near Avaris and Tanis in the north-east of the delta.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Memphis (Arabic: منف‎‎ Manf  pronounced [mænf]; Greek: Μέμφις) was the ancient capital of Aneb-Hetch, the first nome of Lower Egypt. Its ruins are located near the town of Mit Rahina, 20 km (12 mi) south of Giza. According to legend related by Manetho, the city was founded by the pharaoh Menes. Capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, it remained an important city... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A visit to the open-air museum in Memphis was included as part of a private tour with guide. The Statue of Ramses II is very impressive. A purpose-built viewing platform enables you to look down upon the statue for a much closer look. Unfortunately there is not much else really there to see. In the outside area there are a... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a must see in Memphis even though it pales in comparison to the Cairo Museum. Don't miss the alabaster Sphinx and the Ramses II statue!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Having to travel through the city of Memphis to arrive you get to see local life and enjoy Ramses II statue. It's size and detail is beautiful. Multiple granite and alabaster sphinx's for you to enjoy close up

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Thank wick1979
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

It's very near to saqqara pyramid but you need to have a guide because I don't think you will be able to go by yourself It's not so big but it has a lot of statues

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I was taken here as part of a tour, otherwise not sure if it's worth it. The statue of Ramses II is impressive, he has not most amazing smile and lips, a bit like Mona Lisa. The Sphinx of Memphsis also quite good and in better condition than the actual Sphinx.

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Thank Theresa D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Not a lot to look at here, but the big statue lying down and a few others are worth a look. The key is the historical significance of the place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We stopped over quick on our way to the great pyramid. It was quite hot so we only stayed for about 15 minutes which was enough. Its a good idea to see the sphinx here as its the only one without any damages

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