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"Memphis - The old Capital - 2." Memphis Tip by K.Knight

Memphis, Cairo: 24 reviews and 65 photos

  Ramses II - resting!
by K.Knight
  • Ramses II - resting! - Cairo
      Ramses II - resting!
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  • Ramses II - Cairo
      Ramses II
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  • The seal of Ramses II - Cairo
      The seal of Ramses II
    by K.Knight

As I mentioned earlier, apart from a large standing statue of Ramses 2, a large statue of Ramses 2 lying down and a sarcophagus or two, there is not much to write home about here!

Having said that, I must admit that the statue of Ramses II lying down is very spectacular. With his royal seal in his right hand and his steely gaze toward the heavens you get a sense of just how powerful a man this Pharaoh was.

There is a guard sits next to the statue and he will approach you and ask if you would like him to take a photo of you. Be very careful as if you give him your camera you will not get it back until you pay him his “Baksheesh.” (The word translates somewhere between tip and bribe!)

Address: South of Cairo
Directions: 24 km south of Cairo

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 24, 2009
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