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Life-size statue of Ramses II uncovered in Egypt

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A life-sized statue of pharaoh Ramses II has been found in Tel-Basta, Egypt.

The statue, at 195cm high and 160cm wide, was found accidently during a routine excavation carried out by the joint mission. It was discovered in the so-called Great Temple area’s eastern side, inside the temple of cat goddess Bastet in Sharqiya’s Tel-Basta.

Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim explained that the newly-discovered statue depicts King Ramses II standing between the goddess Hathor and the god Petah. On its back, Ibrahim continued, a hieroglyphic text and the cartouche of the king are engraved.

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Story: Nevine El-Aref, Ahram | Photo: Ahram

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