Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the upper part of the statue of Pharaoh Ramses II in the Mit Rakhin area in Giza near the temple of the ancient Egyptian god Ptah, according to the Ministry of Antiquities.
"Found the top of a rare statue of Ramses II of pink granite in the form of" Ka ", which symbolizes strength, vitality and hidden soul," - said Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Antiquities of Egypt Mustafa Waziri. According to him, a similar statue of one of the pharaohs of the III dynasty had already been found earlier, but it was made of wood.
The height of the found fragment of the statue is 105 centimeters, width - 55 centimeters. Above the head is the symbol "Ka" in the form of raised arms, which can symbolize strength and vitality.
The statue of the pharaoh was found in a private territory, the owner of which was secretly excavating, but was detained by the tourist police in early December. Now the find has been sent to a nearby open-air museum, where it will be restored.
It is believed that the Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled around 1279-1213 BC, made Egypt a great power thanks to his victories, conquests, development of new territories, successes in construction and irrigation.
By the way, the mummy of Ramses II is one of the ten most creepy mummies in the world.