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Ramses Railway Station, Cairo, Egypt

April 27th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

Ramses Railway Station (Mahattat Ramses) is the main railway station of Cairo, Egypt and faces Ramses Square (Midan Ramses). The name is derived from the Ancient Egyptian pharaohs, Ramses II whose statue was erected by Nasser on the square in 1955. Ramses Square had been formerly called Bab Al-Hadid Square, and Ramses Station used to be called Misr Station.

The original railway station was built as the terminal of the first raillink from Alexandria to Cairo in 1856. The current building was erected in 1892 and upgraded in 1955.

The statue of Ramses II was relocated to near the Giza Plateau on August 25, 2006.

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