Egypt says archaeologists have discovered parts of a statue of one of its most famous pharaohs in the southern city of Aswan.
|The head of a statue of one of the most famous pharaohs, Ramses II, that was discovered along |
with other parts of a statue in the Temple of Kom Ombo, in Aswan, 940 kilometres
south of Cairo [Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP]
Egypt hopes the find, along with other recent discoveries, will help revive its tourism sector, which has been battered by years of unrest since the 2011 uprising.
Ramses II, also known as Ramses the Great, 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.
Source: The Associated Press [February 28, 2018]