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Egypt announces discovery of Ramses II statues

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Statues weighing up to five tonnes and thought to be of one of ancient Egypt's greatest pharaohs, Ramses II, have been found northeast of Cairo, Egypt's Supreme Antiquities Council said in a statement on Sunday.

Ramses II ruled Egypt from 1304 to 1237 BC, and presided over an era of great military expansion, erecting statues and temples to himself all over Egypt. He is traditionally believed to be the pharaoh mentioned in the biblical story of Moses.

"Many parts of red granite statues were found, the most important of which had features close to Ramses II ... The statue needs some restoration and weighs between four and five tonnes," the statement quoted the Council's Zahi Hawass as saying.

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It's from back when Ramses II ruled Egypt from 1304 to 1237 BC, very old. From the time of Moses

PHOTO - A guard stands at the entrance of the museum where a colossal statue of Ramses II

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By YCON: posted on 27-2-2006

Wow thats one HUGE statue, look at that guy in the background!
By netchicken: posted on 27-2-2006








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