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Ramses II Statue

Ramses II was a the longest serving pharaoh in Ancient Egypt, reigning from 1279 BC to 1213 BC, a total of 66 years and 2 months. This made him a very powerful and significant man in history and it's not surprising he left behind so many huge statues of himself. One of these is the freestanding red granite statue reaching 36 ft (11 m) in height discovered by Giovanni Battista Caviglia in 1820 in Memphis, the ruined ancient capital city. It was broken into 6 pieces but in 1955 Egyptian President Nasser had it restored and installed in Cairo at Ramses Square. Pollution took its toll on the 3,200 year old sculpture however and in 2006 it was moved to Giza where it will be installed in the new Grand Egyptian Museum when that opens in 2013.

Other statues of Ramses II are found at Abu Simbel and Luxor. The British Museum also has one which was found at Thebes.

Practical Info

The plateau of Giza is the site of the pyramids and the future location of the Grand Egyptian Museum. Until then the statue of Ramses II is undergoing restoration. Giza is best reached by tour bus or taxi.

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Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara, Cairo, null
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Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara

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Step back in time to the days of ancient Egypt on a private tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, the necropolis of Sakkara and the former capital, ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 6 - 8 hours

From USD $83.00
Full-Day Tour from Cairo: Giza Pyramids Sphinx Memphis and Sakkara, Cairo, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-Day Tour from Cairo: Giza Pyramids Sphinx Memphis and Sakkara

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Explore the history of Egypt on this full day tour of Cairo, see the amazing pyramids of Giza, Sphinx and Saakara. With your knowledgeable guide you will learn ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00
Day Tour Memphis Sakkara Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque from Giza, Giza, Day Trips
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Day Tour Memphis Sakkara Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque from Giza

A day tour in Cairo to visit the ancient Egyptian capital Memphis and the step Pyramids of Zoser and then head to the remarkable Citadel of Salah El Din and ...  Read more

Location: Giza, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Private Full-Day Tour Visiting Giza Pyramids, Transfers and Lunch Included, Cairo, Day Trips
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Private Full-Day Tour Visiting Giza Pyramids, Transfers and Lunch Included

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Private guide Tour includes all Pickup and drop off transfers by Private A/C Vehicle latest model and it does include the main entry fees, certified tour ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Half-Day Tour from Cairo: Dahshur Pyramids Sakkara and Memphis City, Cairo, Day Trips
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Half-Day Tour from Cairo: Dahshur Pyramids Sakkara and Memphis City

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On this half day tour first see the Dahshur Pyramids where you will visit the Bent and Red Pyramids, next visit Sakkara to see the Step Pyramid of Zoser. ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Private Tour: Pyramids of Giza Memphis and Sakkara with Lunch, Cairo, Half-day Tours
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Private Tour: Pyramids of Giza Memphis and Sakkara with Lunch

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A private day tour to the Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara including hotel pick up and drop off as well as lunch at a local restaurant. This tour ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.00
Private Tour: 2-Day Cairo and Luxor Highlights Tour from Hurghada Including Flights, Giza Pyramids, ... 
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Private Tour: 2-Day Cairo and Luxor Highlights Tour from Hurghada Including Flights, Giza Pyramids, Valley of the Kings and Karnak

Unravel the ancient sights and secrets of Cairo and Luxor on this private 2-day tour from Hurghada, with flights and overnight 5-star accommodation in Luxor. ...  Read more

Location: Hurghada, Egypt
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $399.00
Full-Day Guided Private Tour to Pyramids of Giza Dahshur Sakkara and Memphis, Cairo, Multi-day Tours
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Full-Day Guided Private Tour to Pyramids of Giza Dahshur Sakkara and Memphis

Start your private tour with the step pyramid, the oldest, then visit Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt, then the Red Pyramid in Dahshur, the first ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $17.14
Half-Day Private Guided Tour to Saqqara and Memphis from Cairo, Cairo, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Half-Day Private Guided Tour to Saqqara and Memphis from Cairo

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This is a private tour to visit Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt (3200 B.C.) and its museum, then visit Saqqara for the Step Pyramid complex, the ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $12.86
Private Guided Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis and Dahshur, Cairo, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Private Guided Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis and Dahshur

See the most impressive works of the Ancient Egyptians on a full-day tour, visit the Pyramids of Giza. Of course, you'll get to visit the iconic great Sphinx ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.66

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