Media Room
University of Memphis Photo

Student Entrepreneur Named National Finalist in Elite Competition
Ring Companies Creates Chair in Herff College of Engineering


Facts at a Glance
Experts List/Speakers Bureau
University Logos
Key Administrators

University Events
Events Calendar
Athletics Calendar
Alumni Upcoming Events
Music Performance Calendar

Communications Services
303 Administration Building
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901/678-2843
Fax: 901/678-3607
e-mail: prnews@memphis.edu

Ramesses II Will Begin His Reign at U of M on April 24

For release: April 23, 2012
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901/678-2843

A ceremony fit for a king – or a pharaoh – will formally welcome Ramesses II to his new home at the University of Memphis campus on Tuesday, April 24, at 4 p.m.  The 25-foot, 5,000-pound likeness of the ancient Egyptian ruler will be moved from its former site at The Pyramid in Downtown Memphis to its new site between the University’s Music Building and Theatre Building along Central Avenue.

At the U of M, Ramesses II will reign over the University’s Egyptology program, Egyptian artifacts in the Art Museum, and the Institute of Art and Archaeology.

The Memphis, Tenn., replica of the original 50-ton Ramesses II has stood outside The Pyramid in Memphis since 1991. It is modeled after a figure at the site of the ancient city of Memphis, which is near modern Cairo.

The city of Memphis is leasing the statue to the University for $1 annually for 99 years.  That fee is being paid by a private donor.

Text Only | Print | Got a Question? Ask TOM | Contact Us | Memphis, TN 38152 | 901/678-2000 | Copyright 2013 University of Memphis | Important Notice | Last Updated: 
Last Updated: 4/23/12