Historical Discovery In Cairo: Eight Meter High Statue Of Pharaoh Ramses II Was Found
Egyptian and German archaeologists have found an ancient, eight foot statue submerged in mud in Groundwater in Cairo.
Scientists say it probably is the famous pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled with Egypt more than 3,000 years.
Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities said that this is one of the most important discoveries ever. The statue is probably made of quartzite, and was found near the ruins of the temple of Ramses in ancient Heliopolis, now located in eastern Cairo.
The same team has found the upper part of the statue of Seti II who is the grandson of Ramses II.
The temple of the Sun in Heliopolis, which was build by Ramses II, was one of the largest in Egypt, twice the size of Karnak, but it latter was destroyed in the Greco-Roman period.