Giant 3,000-year-old Statue Of Pharaoh Ramses Ii Found Buried In A Cairo Slum

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Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have discovered an enormous 26ft (8 metre) statue submerged in floor water in a Cairo slum.

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Researchers say it most likely depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who dominated Egypt greater than 3,000 years in the past.
The discovery, hailed by the Antiquities Ministry as one of the vital necessary ever, was made close to the ruins of Ramses II’s temple within the historical city of Heliopolis, situated within the eastern part of modern-day Cairo.
‘Final Tuesday they known as me to announce the large discovery of a colossus of a king, most likely Ramses II, made out of quartzite,’ Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani informed Reuters on Thursday on the website of the statue’s unveiling.

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Ramses the Great was probably the most powerful and celebrated ruler of historical Egypt.
Identified by his successors as the ‘Nice Ancestor’, he led a number of army expeditions and expanded the Egyptian Empire to stretch from Syria within the east to Nubia within the south.
He was the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt and dominated from 1279 to 1213 BCE.
‘We discovered the bust of the statue and the lower a part of the head and now we eliminated the head and we discovered the crown and the right ear and a fraction of the right eye,’ Anani mentioned.


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