Toes of the Pharaoh statue mistaken for Ramesses II found

A team of German and Egyptian archaeologist was able to recover toes belonging to the statue of king Psamtik I, which was discovered in March and mistaken for king Ramesses II. The discovery was made in the Matariya district of Cairo, Egypt.

Recovery of the statue’s parts (by Egypt Independent)

So far about 40 percent of the statue has been recovered from the site. Beside the toes the recent findings include the statue’s limestone pedestal bearing a hieroglyphic inscription, which was partially damaged by water. The discovery was kept quiet because it confirmed the possibility of finding the rest of the statue in the same place. Parts of the eight-meter statue were found submerged in groundwater. The site is believed to be once a temple, built by Ramesses II in a city called Oun in the times of Ancient Egypt. The statue belongs to king Psamtik I of the 26th Dynasty, who ruled Egypt for 54 years. Archaeologists state that the discovery demonstrates the greatness of the temple in ancient times.

(after Egypt Independent)

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