Over 3,000 year-old Pharaoh Statue discovered in Egypt

A recent discovery by researchers has revealed the statue of what seems to be a depiction of Pharaoh Ramses the second who ruled ancient Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.

The massive 26-feet statue was submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum.

According to reports, Ramses the Great was the most powerful and celebrated ruler of ancient Egypt.

Known by his successors as the 'Great Ancestor', he led several military expeditions and expanded the Egyptian Empire to stretch from Syria in the east to Nubia in the south.

He was the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt and ruled from 1279 to 1213 BCE.

The joint Egyptian-German expedition, which included the University of Leipzig, also found the upper part of a life-sized limestone statue of Pharaoh Seti II, Ramses II's grandson, which is 80 centimetres long.

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