Buried treasure: huge statue of Egyptian king unearthed in Cairo neighborhood

Buried treasure: huge statue of Egyptian king unearthed in Cairo neighborhoodA team of Egyptian and German archaeologists has discovered a towering 26-foot statue in a Cairo slum, a presumed depiction of Pharaoh Ramses II, Reuters reports on Thursday. The colossus found submerged in mud in where the ancient city of Heliopolis once stood is “one of the most important discoveries ever,” according to the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry. The massive quartzite figure is ”most probably Ramses II,” Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani told Reuters on Thursday at the site of the statue’s unveiling, adding that the identity would have to be later confirmed once more of the statue is uncovered.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines