Memphis Open Air Museum
The Open Air Museum contains an amazing collection of objects from Memphis. Colossal statues, sphinxes and sarcophagi are all displayed in a lush setting at the heart of the remains of this ancient city.
The most famous of Memphis’ monuments is the colossal statue of Ramesses II, displayed near to where it was originally found. It would have towered over 10 meters high. From a viewing platform, you can marvel at the extraordinary craft behind this Egyptian treasure.
The statue once guarded one of the gates of the Great Ptah Temple. Have you seen its famous twin? This twin stood for many years in Ramsis Square, downtown Cairo. Now it welcomes visitors to the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza.
In the center of the Memphis Open Air Museum sits a majestic Sphinx, the second largest in Egypt. Incredibly, this 8-meter statue is made out of a single block of Egyptian alabaster. You can see it where it was originally found inside the Great Ptah Temple.