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  • Address: Giza Plateau, Cairo 12561, Egypt

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Ramses II Statue Tours

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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Full-Day Tour of Dahshur, Memphis, and Saqqara from Cairo, Cairo, null
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Full-Day Tour of Dahshur, Memphis, and Saqqara from Cairo

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Have an exciting day tour to the land of Pharaohs and discover the mysteries of the Pyramids built in ancient Egypt. Start your tour visiting Dahshure where ...  Read more

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

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3 Days Private Guided Cairo Tour Package, Cairo, Historical & Heritage Tours
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3 Days Private Guided Cairo Tour Package

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

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Best Cairo Sightseeing Tour- 4 Days Historical Tour with Hotels & Guide Included, Giza, Multi-day ... 
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Best Cairo Sightseeing Tour- 4 Days Historical Tour with Hotels & Guide Included

Best Cairo Tours –Discover the Hidden Gems with Transfers, Hotels, Guide, Meals,Entry Fess Best Value Package.Book Now Explore historical Cairo and the ...  Read more

Location: Giza, Egypt
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

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Affordable Egypt 3 Days Tour Package Visit best of Cairo Giza and Alexandria, Cairo, Multi-day Tours
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3 Days cairo Tour Package Visit best of Cairo,Giza and Alexandria attractions in 3 full days starting everyday from 8 am until 17:00 pm includes day tour to ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

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6 Days 5 nights budget tour to luxor and cairo, Cairo, Multi-day Tours
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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 ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

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2-Day Private Guided Tour of Highlights in Cairo and Giza, Cairo, Multi-day Tours
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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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $98.60
3-Day Private Guided Highlights Tour: Cairo, Giza, and Alexandria, Cairo, Multi-day Tours
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3-Day Private Guided Highlights Tour: Cairo, Giza, and Alexandria

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Make the most of your time in Cairo with this 3-day private guided tour, which covers not only the most important ancient Egyptian sites, Old Cairo, and the ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

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Half-Day Saqqara Pyramids and Memphis Tour from Cairo, Cairo, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Half-Day Saqqara Pyramids and Memphis Tour from Cairo

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View the pyramids and sites of early ancient Egypt on this enthralling half-day tour from Cairo. With an expert guide, travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to ...  Read more

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

From USD $52.00
Exclusive 2 days :cairo , Giza , Bahariya Oasis, White desert, and Black desert, Cairo, Half-day ... 
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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 ...  Read more

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

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