Statue of Ramses II

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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.

How to know more about Ramses II Statue?

  • Choose a guide or tour: To get the most out of your exploration of the Statue of Ramses II, you may want to consider hiring a guide or taking a tour. This can help you learn more about the history and cultural significance of the statue and the surrounding area.
  • Visit the statue: Once you arrive at the site of the statue, take some time to explore it on your own. You can walk around the statue and admire its size and detail, take photos, and read the information plaques that provide context and history.
  • Attend a sound and light show: Attending a sound and light show at the site of the statue is a popular activity. This show highlights the fascinating features of the statue.
  • Explore other nearby landmarks: There are many other landmarks to explore in Cairo, including the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, and the Memphis Museum. You can plan to visit these sites on your own or as part of a guided tour.
  • Immerse yourself in the culture: Finally, take some time to immerse yourself in the culture of Cairo and Egypt. Try local foods, visit markets and shops, and interact with locals to get a sense of daily life in this vibrant city.

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Address of Statue of Ramses II

Grand Egyptian Museum, Alexandria Desert Rd, Giza 11511 Egypt

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