The Statue of Ramesses II is a 3,200-year-old figure of Ramesses II depicting him standing that was discovered in 1820 by Giovanni Battista Caviglia at the Great Temple of Ptah near Memphis  Egypt  It is made from red graniteThe statue was found broken in six pieces and earlier attempts at restoration failed  In 1955  Egyptian Prime Minister Gamal Abdel Nasser moved the statue to the large Bab Al-Hadid square in Cairo that was then renamed Ramses Square  There the statue was restored to its full height of 11 metres and erected on a three metre pedestal at the edge of a fountain  It was stabilized by iron bars inside the body