Ramses II Statue Tours

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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.

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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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Address: Giza Plateau, Cairo 12561, Egypt
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3-Day Private Guided Highlights Tour: Cairo, Giza, and Alexandria

Only staying in Cairo a short time? Make the most of your time with three days of guided sightseeing that covers all the main must-sees, plus Sakkara, Memphis and Alexandria. Check out the star attractions of the pyramids at Giza, the Egyptian Museum and Old Cairo, and travel to the ancient sites of Sakkara and Memphis. Then, finish with a day trip to Alexandria, Egypt’s history-steeped Mediterranean city, to view its Greco-Roman highlights and more. Guided sightseeing on each of the three days, daily lunch and air-conditioned transportation are included.
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Duration: 3 days
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2-Day Private Guided Tour of Highlights in Cairo and Giza

Make the most out of even a short stay in Cairo with this private tour that covers the major ancient Egyptian sites as well as the highlights of UNESCO-listed Old Cairo in just two days. Marvel at the Pyramids, the Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara, and tour the Egyptian Antiquities Museum. Discover the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, Babylon Fortress, the Citadel of Saladin, the Alabaster Mosque, and the Khan al-Khalili Bazaar.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Affordable Egypt 3 Days Tour Package Visit best of Cairo Giza and Alexandria

Explore ancient Giza, Cairo, and Alexandria on a convenient multi-day tour. After a hotel pickup, travel by air-conditioned private vehicle with an expert guide to the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, and Sakkara and Dashur pyramids. Tour the Citadel and Egyptian Museum, and shop at Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Visit the Roman Theater and other important sites in the seaside city of Alexandria—all in one hassle-free, cost-effective package.
  • Duration: 3 days
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Half-Day Saqqara Pyramids and Memphis Tour from Cairo

Rewind to the Egypt of nearly 5,000 years ago on this 4-hour tour to Saqqara and Memphis from Cairo. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle with a knowledgeable guide, head to Saqqara to view the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the world’s oldest large-scale stone monument. Learn why it was built, and then view the relics of Memphis, the ancient capital of Lower Egypt. Learn about its heyday in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC and visit the outdoor museum to see some of its treasures, including a colossal statue of Ramses II.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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3 Days Private Guided Cairo Tour Package

Get a comprehensive overview of the great city of Cairo on this 3-day private tour. Visit all of the city’s top attractions such as the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, the Khan Khalili Bazaar, as well as the ancient cities of Memphis, Saqqara, and Dahshur. Learn about the rich and vibrant history of ancient Egypt from your private guide and enjoy complimentary refreshments throughout the tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Exclusive 2 days :cairo , Giza , Bahariya Oasis, White desert, and Black desert

Rewind to ancient Egypt with this full-day private tour to Giza, Sakkara and Memphis. With your own Egyptologist guide, admire the magnificent pyramids at Giza. After learning about these age-old tombs and the Sphinx, leave Cairo to see the Sakkara pyramid, an extraordinary stepped tomb known as Egypt’s oldest pyramid. Lastly, continue to Memphis to discover the UNESCO-listed ruins of ancient Egypt’s capital, including a giant statue of Ramses II. and Enjoy Day tour in the Bahariya Oasis - White Desert and forget about the busy city, get amazed by the silence of the desert that will clear your mind from cares.
  • Duration: 2 days
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6 Days 5 nights budget tour to luxor and cairo

Egypt Travel package for 6 Days 5 Nights includes 4 Nights in Cairo and 1 Night in Luxor, day Tours in Cairo includes Cairo top attractions, Day tours in Luxor Visit best of Luxor City that includes Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi of Memnon, Luxor and Karnak Temples, Private Tour Package includes all Hotel accommodations, Day Tours,All airport transfers
  • Duration: 6 days
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