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Ramses new statue

2017-03-19

In a spur of renewed archeological discovery, experts from Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities alongside German researchers from the University of Leipzig have unearthed an enormous 26-foot ancient Egyptian statue potentially believed to be of Pharaoh Ramses II, one of history’s most famous rulers. The sculpture is composed of quartzite and is estimated to be 3,000 years old.  Although not yet confirmed, the fact the discovery was made near a temple built for Ramses is why the statue is believed to be of him.  A limestone statue of his son Pharaoh Seti II was also found at the location.