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'Big discovery' as statue unearthed in Egypt

Posted on Friday, 10 March, 2017 | Comment icon 11 comments

There are several existing colossi depicting Ramses II. Image Credit: Public Domain
Archaeologists have confirmed the discovery of a 3,000-year-old Ramses II statue within a Cairo slum.
Hailed by the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry as one of the most important finds in years, the huge statue was found submerged in groundwater near the site of the ancient city of Heliopolis.

Ramses II (or Ramses the Great) was one of Egypt's most powerful rulers. Third of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt, he was believed to have ruled from 1279 to 1213 BCE.

"Last Tuesday they called me to announce the big discovery of a colossus of a king, most probably Ramses II, made out of quartzite," said Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani.

"We found the bust of the statue and the lower part of the head and now we removed the head and we found the crown and the right ear and a fragment of the right eye."

A smaller statue of Pharaoh Seti II, Ramses II's grandson, was also unearthed at the site.

Experts are now tasked with carefully extracting and restoring both statues so that they can be displayed at the entrance of the Grand Egyptian Museum when it opens in 2018.

Source: Telegraph | Comments (11)

Tags: Ramses, Statue, Cairo, Egypt

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #2 Posted by glorybebe on 10 March, 2017, 3:39
I want to see a picture of it assembled!
Comment icon #3 Posted by docyabut2 on 10 March, 2017, 4:08
Comment icon #4 Posted by coolguy on 10 March, 2017, 4:33
Cool find i wanna see it
Comment icon #5 Posted by paperdyer on 10 March, 2017, 17:50
I'm still amazed at the detail and "professional" quality of the Egyptian statues.
Comment icon #6 Posted by geraldnewfie on 10 March, 2017, 19:35
what else is buried around that site?
Comment icon #7 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 10 March, 2017, 23:46
I met a traveller from an antique land,  Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone  Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,  Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,  And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,  Tell that its sculptor well those passions read  Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,  The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;  And on the pedestal, these words appear:  My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;  Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!  Nothing beside remains. Round the decay  Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare  ... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by docyabut2 on 11 March, 2017, 1:01
Comment icon #9 Posted by Jon101 on 16 March, 2017, 20:16
Statue now thought to be Psamtik I, 26th dynasty, a fairly significant re-unifier of Egypt.  
Comment icon #10 Posted by Still Waters on 16 March, 2017, 21:21
I was just coming to post that. There's an article on the BBC about it -  
Comment icon #11 Posted by third_eye on 22 March, 2017, 8:17
Update ... ~ ~ star2 com link ~        

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