MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - The statue of Ramesses II that's stood watch over downtown Memphis in front of the Pyramid for more than two decades, has been moved to the University of Memphis.
"It wasn't very difficult," said Roger McMasters, one of the workers that moved the statue.
Memphian Thomas Woodley said he hated to see the statue go but taking it to the University of Memphis was the right fit. "I think it's a good choice," he said. "They have an Egyptology collection out there and it's the best place for it."
U of M student Montgomery Cole said having the statue of Ramesses the Great watching over students is going to help him with his classwork.
Cole said, "It's definitely going to be impactful to see Ramesses standing there going, 'Hey, learn!' so it's kind of cool."
The City of Memphis is leasing the statue to the University of Memphis for a dollar a year for the next 99 years.