A large statue of Ramses II has been discovered in the slums of Cairo
The statue was found in the mud near the ruins of a temple in the ancient city of Heliopolis. It is now a suburb of Cairo, the capital of Egypt. The German-Egyptian team is behind the discoveryoarchaeologistow.
Archaeologists are not entirely sure whether the unearthed statue actually represents Pharaoh Ramses II. However, all indications are that it was Ramses the Great after all. The bust, lower head fragment, ear fragment, eye fragment and crown have been unearthed. The search for the rest of the statue’s parts is currently underway.
That the statue depicts Pharaoh Ramses II is evidenced by the fact that it was found near the Temple of the Sun in ancient Heliopolis, ktora was built by him. However, more research is needed to confirm this. There are no inscriptions on the fragments of the statue uncovered so far, whichore would point to the person depicted on it.
The 8-meter statue is made of quartzite. A life-size statue of Seti II was also found at the site, whichory was the grandson of Ramses II. The statue of the grandson of the great pharaoh is made of limestone.
Ramses II, also called Ramses the Great, was one of the longest-reigning rulers of theoin ancient Egypt from the New Kingdom period. He ruled for more than 66 years. Researchers believe that the period of his rule was a time of prosperity and great development of the state. It was during his reign that the first peace treaty known to mankind was signed between the Egyptians and the Hittites. He begat more than 100 sonsow and about 50 corek. The period of his reign was 1279-1213 B.C.
Khaled al-Anani – The minister of antiquities admitted that finding the statue is one of the most important discoveries in history. He added that if all the fragments of the statue can be excavated and put together, the colossus will stand before the head of The entrance to the Grand Egyptian Museum, which opening scheduled for next year.