Statue of Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Found

Posted by on Sunday, March 12, 2017
One of the four external seated statuesof Ramesses II at Abu Simbel.

Archaeologists have unearthed what they believe may have been one of Egypt's most famous rulers, Pharaoh Ramses II.

The pieces were found submerged in groundwater in a Cairo slum.

They have found a bust of the statue and the lower part of the head and now a crown and the right ear and a fragment of the right eye.

Ramesses II was born circa 1303 BC and died July or August 1213 BC. He reigned from 1279–1213 BC.

He is known as Ramesses the Great and was the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt. 

He often is regarded as the greatest, most celebrated, and most powerful pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire.

His successors and later Egyptians called him the "Great Ancestor". Ramesses II led several military expeditions into the Levant, reasserting Egyptian control over Canaan. He also led expeditions to the south, into Nubia, commemorated in inscriptions at Beit el-Wali and Gerf Hussein.

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