Watch: Restored statue of Ramses II unveiled in Egypt

A massive granite statue of Ramses II has been restored at the Luxor Temple on the banks of the river Nile in Egypt. On 18 April, the new statue was unveiled. When the statue was discovered between 1958 and 1960, it was in 57 pieces.

Ramses II also known as Ramses the Great and Ozymandias, was the third pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty who ruled over Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. He is often regarded as the greatest, most celebrated, and most powerful pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire.  He led several military expeditions and expanded the Egyptian Empire to stretch from Syria in the north to Nubia in the south.

 


Updated Date: Apr 20, 2017 17:16 PM

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