Mit Rahina Museum, Al Badrashin

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See one of the world's most famous archaeological discoveries at Mit Rahina Museum. The 10 m (34 ft) long limestone statue of a prone Ramses II, the famous Egyptian pharaoh, still stands where it was found in 1820 near the village of Mit Rahina. Today, a small museum built around the colossus affords some protection and context. Get up close to the statue and pay attention to its details--the ideal surfaces, and the accurate anatomy of the human body, hand-carved with simple tools. Plan to visit Mit Rahina Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Al Badrashin attractions using our Al Badrashin trip itinerary planning website.
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  • A massive statue of Ramses II carved in limestone is exposed here and worth visiting. The face, chest and belly of Ramses are in very good shape. The pharaoh, however, was a very fit guy (a Cristiano....  more
    A massive statue of Ramses II carved in limestone is exposed here and worth visiting. The face, chest and belly of Ramses are in very good shape. The pharaoh, however, was a very fit guy (a Cristiano....  more »
  • I liked the place though a road to it is just shocking - dusty, potholes everywhere and piles and mounds and cairns and hills and mountains of garbage around. Don't they have money to build and clean....  more
    I liked the place though a road to it is just shocking - dusty, potholes everywhere and piles and mounds and cairns and hills and mountains of garbage around. Don't they have money to build and clean....  more »
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  • Impressive stone carving, hidden beneath the surface for so long until Memphis was discovered. His position of left foot forward symbolises a stance of peace (the other way would be aggressive). Rahina married 15 times and had over 100 children.
  • This was rather sad to see in that there are so many great pieces here, but not enough money or expertise to curate them. The museum was built around the Colossus of Rameses II which was given to the British Museum, but is too big to move. The rest of the museum resembles a junk yard with merch stands and ancient artifacts lining the perimeter.

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