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Encyclopedia > Statue of Ramesses II (Mit Rahina)

Ramesses II, depicting him standing, that was discovered in 1882 at the Great Temple of Ptah of Mit-Rahina near Memphis, Egypt. It is made from red granite. Usermaatre-setepenre The Justice of Re is Powerful, Chosen of Re Nomen Ramesses (meryamun) Born of Re, (Beloved of Amun) Horus name Kanakht Merymaa Nebty name Mekkemetwafkhasut Golden Horus Userrenput-aanehktu Consort(s) Isetnofret, Nefertari Maathorneferure Issue Bintanath, Khaemweset, Merneptah, Amun-her-khepsef, Meritamen see also: List of children of... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Memphis, coordiates , , was the ancient capital of the first nome of Lower Egypt, and of the Old Kingdom of Egypt from its foundation until around 1300 BC. Its Ancient Egyptian name was Ineb Hedj (The White Walls). The name Memphis is the Greek deformation of the Egyptian name of Pepi... Close-up of granite from Yosemite National Park, valley of the Merced River Quarrying granite for the Mormon Temple, Utah Territory. ...


The statue was found broken in six pieces and earlier attempts at restoration failed. In 1955, Egyptian president Abdel Nasser moved the statue to the large Bab Al-Hadid square in Cairo that was then renamed Ramses Square.[1] There the statue was restored to its full height of 11 meters and erected on a three -meter pedestal at the edge of a fountain. It was stabilized by iron bars inside the body.[2] Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... The President of the Arab Republic of Egypt is the elected Head of State of Egypt. ... Gamal Abdel Nasser (Arabic: - ; Masri: جمال عبد الناصر - also transliterated as Jamal Abd al-Naser, Jamal Abd an-Nasser and other variants; January 15, 1918 – September 28, 1970) was the President of Egypt from 1954 until his death in 1970. ... A structure relocation is the process of moving a structure from one location to another. ... Nickname: Egypt: Site of Cairo (top center) Coordinates: , Government  - Governor Dr. Abdul Azim Wazir Area  - City 214 km²  (82. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ...


Over time Ramses Square turned out to be an unsuitable location, as the statue continued to be exposed to noise, pollution, and vibration from traffic and subways. The Egyptian government therefore decided to relocate the statue to a safer and more dignified location. At a temporary location on the Giza Plateau it will undergo restoration. The eventual resting place of the statue of Ramesses II will be the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) that is under construction. It is planned that the statue will greet visitors at the entrance to the GEM that is scheduled to open in 2010. The Giza pyramid field, viewed from the southwest. ... The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) will be built by 2007-2010 at the cost of $US 350M. The museum will be sited on 50 hectares of land in Giza and is part of a new master plan for the plateau. ...


The transport of the statue from Ramses Square to Giza was a technological challenge that had been in the planning since 2002. The statue weighs about 83 tons. A replica had been made and was transported several weeks before the scheduled actual move along the planned route to Giza to test the proposed relocation process. The move took place on August 25, 2006.[3] During its ten-hour transport the statue was wrapped and covered in rubber foam. Two flat-back trucks carried the weight of the statue and its support structures as it travelled in a vertical position.[4][3] Also see: 2002 (number). ... Look up ton in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The move has been criticized for its costs and the concern about pollution in the Giza location.[5][4]


Other large statues of Ramesses II

Other large statues of Ramesses II include:

  • A large (12 m) sitting statue of Ramesses II, found in 2004.[6]
  • Statues of Ramesses II in Luxor
  • Statue of Ramesses II in Abu Simbel
  • Statue of Ramesses II in Memphis
  • Statue of Ramesses II in Karnak

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References

  1. ^ 97-08-07: Ramses comes home.
  2. ^ Hawass, Zahi. The removal of Ramses II Statue. Retrieved on 2007-03-17.
  3. ^ a b Ramses statue moved closer to pyramids (2006-08-25).
  4. ^ a b Nevine El-Aref (25 May 2006). Farewell to Ramses. Al-Ahram.
  5. ^
  6. ^ Huge statue of Ramses II found. news24 (8 January 2004).

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