The Statue of Ramses II is an ancient Egyptian sculpture that depicts the pharaoh Ramses II. This pharaoh ruled Egypt from 1279 to 1213 BCE during the New Kingdom period and was recognized as one of the most powerful pharaohs of ancient Egypt. and his reign was marked by numerous military victories and the construction of numerous temples and monuments.
The statue was originally located in the temple complex of Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt, but it was later moved to its current location in Cairo, near the pyramids of Giza. It was discovered in 1820 by the Italian explorer Giovanni Battista Caviglia, who excavated it from the ruins of the temple.
The statue is highly regarded for its artistic and historical significance. The statue is made of granite and stands approximately 33 feet (10 meters) tall, including its pedestal. The statue is a testament to his legacy and the power of ancient Egyptian art and architecture.
Today, the statue of Ramses II has become one of the most famed tourist attractions in Egypt, luring millions of visitors each year who come to admire its grandeur and historical significance.
Grand Egyptian Museum, Alexandria Desert Rd, Giza 11511 Egypt