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Address: Mit Rahina Museum, Cairo, Egypt
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This impressive monument, carved in honor of an unknown Pharaoh during the...

This impressive monument, carved in honor of an unknown Pharaoh during the 18th Dynasty, is 26 feet long, 13 feet tall and weighs approximately 90 tons.

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Half-Day Tour from Cairo: Dahshur Pyramids Sakkara and Memphis City
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Giza and Memphis Private Day Tour from Cairo
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Full-day tour to Giza Pyramids Memphis and Sakkara

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In Memphis

I enjoyed visiting this museum to see King Ramses the second's huge ancient statue, and the smaller alabaster sphinx. It is a small complex, and has it's own charm.

Reviewed 8 March 2013
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

I enjoyed visiting this museum to see King Ramses the second's huge ancient statue, and the smaller alabaster sphinx. It is a small complex, and has it's own charm.

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Highland Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

The ancient capital of Egypt dating back to 3100BC is a great starting point to see where the great king Menes ruled creating Upper and Lower Egypt Fabulous alabaster sphinx is so beautiful and close enough to touch

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Oregon
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

This is the smaller sphinx, was a lot of fun to wonder in the warmth to see all these ancient pieces and see what Ramses the 2nd had done. We were told that everything that says Ramses the 2nd isn't all his.

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Cairo
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

It is in Memphis which is 15-20 miles away from Giza Plateau , if you have time go there, there is also the master piece colossal limestone statue of Ramses 2 , which used to be 12.8 high when standing, but legs are missin now- toilets available but not so clean, entrance is 35 EGP for adult

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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

I am very well traveled in Egypt, but I had never seen this sphinx with trees behind.This is definitely not the Giza Sphinx, as many people write in their contributions. I am also sure the Giza sphinx is made of Lime stone and not marble. So, why not mention clearly where this "Mysterious" Marble sphinx is?

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

Visited the Sphinx as part of my cruise excursion that I arranged privately with a tour company. The structure is amazing! However, the local kids were harassing us by grabbing our cameras to take photos and thereafter aggressively asking for money when we refused. Many unsuspecting tourists (esp. old ladies had to pay them small tips otherwise they were cornered).... More 

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luxor
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

Beautifully carved and well worth a detour in our day out. Not a lot of people look at this we were told, perhaps tour guides should add it to the list.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

This is a nice sized sculpture that is good for picture taking. Its colour differentiates itself from the Sphinx at Giza. It is a typical stop on a day tour of Cairo located in Memphis. There are lots of touts selling there cheap tourist junk around the sculpture.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

You should not miss it. When you are there people will come and take your photos, like you kiss the Sphinix, photo will be great, but make sure fix the price first, otherwise he will ask money in Euro/ Dollars or forget your camera

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

Most tours will take you here so you might as well see it since you came all the way to cairo but its not the real thing of course.

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