Statue of Ramesses II discovered

Parts of a statue of Ramesses II has been discovered in the Temple of Kom Ombo, Aswan, Egypt.

Statue of Ramesses II (by Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)

The statue parts have been discovered during a project to protect the site from groundwater. Kom Ombo in Aswan is located around 940 kilometres South of Cairo. Ramesses II, also known as Ramesses the Great, was a king of the 19th Dynasty who ruled Egypt from 1279 BC to 1213 BC. He is credited with expanding Egypt’s reach as far as modern Syria to the east and Sudan to the south. Recently other discoveries were made in Kom Ombo, including an ancient necropolis and an inscribed stele with other various ancient statues.

(after Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities & PhysOrg)

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