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Archaeology: Egypt, Ramesses II and Hathor statues found
(ANSAmed) - CAIRO, JULY 28 - ''Pink and black granite statues dating back to the era of Ramesses II'' together with Coptic-era blocks of limestone have been found near Mit Raineh, some 30 km south of Cairo, by archaeologists of the Superior Council of Egyptian antiquities, according to the Facebook page of the Egyptian ministry of tourism and antiquities.
Statues of ancient Egyptian goddesses and Pharaoh Ramses II discovered
Statues of ancient Egyptian goddesses and Pharaoh Ramses II have been uncovered in Egypt.
Italian news agency ANSA reports that the finds were made near Mit Raineh, about 18 miles south of Cairo.
Ramses II, also known as Ramses the Great, ruled Egypt from 1279 B.C. to 1213 B.C. He is credited with expanding Egypt's reach as far as modern Syria to the east and Sudan to the south.
Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced, on Monday, the discovery of new archaeological finds dating from the reign of Ramses II and from Egypt’s Coptic era.
In a statement, the Supreme Council of Antiquities announced that a number of carved stone blocks and statues were discovered during excavations 2km southeast of Memphis, in the modern day area of Mit Rahina, in Giza.
Memphis was Ancient Egypt’s capital in the Old Kingdom, and remained an important city throughout Ancient Egyptian history.
originally posted by: network dude
that statue offends me. Slaves were used to bring to rocks to the artist. tear it down. At night. and use some stupid kids who know nothing of it's origins. Sorry I'm late, I just got WOKE AF!