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Archaeologists found massive statue of Pharaoh Ramses II

A team of Egyptian-German archaeologists has found 26 feet tall giant statue from a slum place in Cairo called Matareya, ancient Heliopolis. The statue which resembles Pharaoh Ramses II was being discovered from groundwater.

Ramses II the, one who ruled Egypt between 1279-1213 B.C, was one of the most powerful ancient kings. He is thought to be the Pharaoh who was drowned in Red Sea.

The Antiques Minister of Egypt Khaled al-Anan called the discover “significant.”

The Minister told news agency, Reuters, that they had found the bust of the statue, the lower part of the head and later they removed the head and found the crown and the right ear and a fragment of the right eye.

The statue which is made of quartzite has not been inspected yet, but the factor that it was being near from temple for Ramses which suggests that it belongs to him.