Day 2.4: Mit Rahina Museum, Memphis

Mit Rahina Museum, Memphis Memphis was the capital of the Old Kingdom and gave it’s name to the tour company with whom I booked this trip. This is the Alabaster Sphinx of Memphis, the largest

Mit Rahina Museum, Memphis

Memphis was the capital of the Old Kingdom and gave it’s name to the tour company with whom I booked this trip.

This is the Alabaster Sphinx of Memphis, the largest alabaster statue ever discovered.

The first of a great many statues of Ramses II we saw on our travels.

I thought that this was an unusual exhibit. It’s a three thousand year old embalming table and is pretty much the same design as mortuary “slabs” today.

Ramses II certainly was not known for his modesty and this is the Colossus of Ramses II, weighed in at 83 tons and over 30 ft high. This one shows Ramses legless but there is an identical second colossus which has been located at the entrance of the new Egyptian Museum at Giza.