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Egypt, discovered a statue of Ramses II eight meters long.



A group of Egyptian and German archaeologists have found a giant considered playing one of the pharaohs who reigned longer. The Minister of Antiquities, Khaled al-Anani, told Reuters that “this is one of the most important discoveries of the country”. A statue of Ramses II was found by a group of Egyptian and German archaeologists in a Cairo suburb. The remains of a giant of about eight meters depicting the pharaoh were discovered at el-Matariya, among the ruins of Heliopolis. A report the news to Ahram, one of the most famous newspapers of Egypt. The Minister of Antiquities, Khaled al-Anani, told Reuters that “this is one of the most important discoveries of the country. We have seen the bust and a part of the head, then the crown and even an ear and eye fragment Right “. Next to the giant statue is another of about one meter of Pharaoh Seti II, both belonging to the nineteenth dynasty.

The statue of Ramses II is “broken into large pieces” and is made of “quartzite”, writes the website Egypt Independent, referring to a type of rock composed almost exclusively of granular quartz. So far it has only emerged “of the head, with one ear and one eye” and crown, adds, quoting the head of the Department of Egyptian Antiquities department, Mahmoud Afifi. The statue of Seti II, of which about 80 cm were found, is “life-size.” The discovery “is one of the most important” among those “recent”, writes the site summarizing statements by the head of the Egyptian mission. The temple of Ramses “is one of the largest ancient Egypt saw that reached twice the size of the Karnak temple in Luxor,” adds Egypt Independent.

Among the most important pharaohs, Ramses II, also known as Ozymandias (from the greek transliteration of the name of his reign) was the third of the nineteenth dynasty of Egypt and was the undisputed leader for over 66 years, from 1279 to 1213 BC. It expanded the boundaries of the kingdom until the current Syria to the east and to Nubia (modern Sudan) to the south. It ‘also nicknamed Young Memnon and reproduction of one of his half-length is in the British Museum in London.

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