Skip to comments.Giant 3,000-year-old statue of Pharaoh Ramses II found buried in a Cairo slum [tr]
Posted on 03/10/2017 6:08:43 AM PST by C19fan
Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have found a massive 26ft (8 metre) statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum.
Researchers say it probably depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.
The discovery, hailed by the Antiquities Ministry as one of the most important ever, was made near the ruins of Ramses II's temple in the ancient city of Heliopolis, located in the eastern part of modern-day Cairo.
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That statue is massive! I hope they can find all the pieces and put him together again.
How did it get there?
So THAT’S where I left it.
That was the ‘practice’ statue. They are digging in the 4000 year old Cairo city dump.
It’s either Ramses II or Beldar.
Did it have his name on it?...................
Well, you find a really big rock, take out your hammer and chisel, and get to work.
It’s always been there. Cairo just grew up, over and around it.
Just in time for ISIS to blow it up.
No kidding, the muzz slimes hate art.
...and also, they hate everything else.
What a dump! there is garbage everywhere!
Sally Hemmings dwelling just came to light last week underneath Monticello, iirc.
What is believed to have been her chamber, behind a staircase, iirc.
The world is very messy, and it can be hard to find things if you aren’t looking for them. I was listening to a recording about South American archaeology just a few minutes ago (driving home from Walmart), and the lecturer said he had been mapping the Maya city of Palenque when a farmer came up and asked, “Would you like to see the largest building in Palenque?”
“Sure,” Dr. Barnhart said, and the farmer led him a few hundred yards into the jungle and pointed to a hill. “There it is,” he said, and sure enough it was, unnoticed by archaeologists working in Palenque for a century.
King Tut himself, warned the Egyptocrats about building
those Section 8 apartments so close to ‘treasured’ monuments.
Who wants to risk a drive-by flogging just to see
the statue of a famous dead guy or a lower level
god, for that matter?
No No No, haven't you watched any of the Mummy or other Egyptian God movies? Once the statue is reconstructed and the final piece is connected it will come to life and start rampaging through the streets destroying everything in its path.
Hmmm on second thought.....
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