3000-Year-Old Pharaoh Ramses II Statue Discovered In a Slum

Archaeologists in Cairo, Egypt believe they have unearthed parts of a temple of Pharaoh Ramses II, including an eight-metre-high statue.

Update: At a press conference last night, Egypt’s antiquities minister came out to say that it’s more likely to be a lesser known ancient Egyptian ruler.

“We are not going to be categorical, but there is a strong possibility that it’s of Psamtek I,” antiquities minister Khaled el-Anani told The Associated Press reporters in front of the Egyptian museum in Cairo.

Nevertheless, although Rameses II is a bigger “celebrity” of the ancient world, this find remains an important one.


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