New statue found in Cairo Slum area

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New statue found in Cairo Slum area

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Not sure if this video will work on here and the article is credited to Sky news
https://uk.yahoo.com/news/one-most-impo ... 00809.html


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Re: New statue found in Cairo Slum area

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Horus wrote:Not sure if this video will work on here and the article is credited to Sky news
https://uk.yahoo.com/news/one-most-impo ... 00809.html
"The Egyptian Antiquities Ministry is calling the find, made near the ruins of Ramses II's temple in the ancient city of Heliopolis, one of the most important discoveries ever."

A bit OTT methinks :lol:

It's been all over the news here.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent ... in-an.aspx



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Re: New statue found in Cairo Slum area

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I agree it is a bit OTT, especially as many much better and intact statues of this Pharaoh exist elsewhere, unless of course the whole thing is still in the ground and they intend to put it all back together again.
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Carpe diem! :le:

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Re: New statue found in Cairo Slum area

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Good to hear the statue is probably Psamtik I rather than Ramesses II.

Statues of Psamtik are rare whilst we have enough colossi of Ramesses II to fill a football stadium :urm:

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I was thinking the same as you Newcastle :up we could do with a few new ones, after all old Ramesses was quite prolific, in more ways than one ;)
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Probably usurped from Ramesses II, who may have usurped it from Amenhotep III. I hope that they recover the base, where there are probably more inscriptions.

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I hope that they recover the base, where there are probably more inscriptions.
Usually under the foot ;)
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