centerlogobigAAD logo

English Arabic Chinese (Simplified) Dutch French German Hindi Polish Russian Spanish
Middle East

Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have found an eight-metre (26ft) statue submerged in groundwater in a Cairo slum that they say probably depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.

The discovery – hailed by Egypt’s antiquities ministry on Thursday as one of the most important ever – was made near the ruins of Ramses II’s temple in the ancient city of Heliopolis, located in the eastern part of modern-day Cairo.

To read more:

Screen Shot 2017 03 01 at 20.24.13

You may also like to read:

*  Treasures From India - Jewels From The Al-Thani Collection, Metropolitan Museum Of Art

*  Orientalist Paintings at a Renovated Clark Art Institute

*  Ancestral Arabia: Assyrian Culture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

*  MURALS AND FRESCOS: A Potted History of Public Art



About the Author



AAD REPORTS   Reports, news and opinion from
DMC Firewall is developed by Dean Marshall Consultancy Ltd