Blocks found in Egypt bear the name of the famous pharaoh builder

This undated photo from the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities shows an archaeologist working on a block of limestone found in the temple of Ra, the ancient Egyptian sun god, in the Matariya district of Cairo, Egypt. The Ministry of Antiquities announced on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 that archaeologists digging in Cairo found two limestone blocks with inscriptions by an engineer who worked for Ramses II, one of the longest reigning pharaohs in ancient times. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)

According to Egypt, archaeologists digging in Cairo have found two limestone blocks with inscriptions by an engineer who worked for Ramses II, one of the longest reigning pharaohs in ancient times.

The Ministry of Antiquities announced Wednesday that the artifacts were found in the temple of Ra, the ancient Egyptian sun god, in Cairo’s Matariya neighborhood.

The Egyptologist Mamdouh el-Damaty says the inscriptions show that the engineer oversaw the construction of a booth with a seat that Ramses II used during celebrations and public gatherings. Ramses II ruled for more than 60 years, from about 1279-1213 BC

Egypt often heralds archaeological discoveries in hopes of sparking interest in its ancient treasures and revitalizing tourism, which was ravaged by political turmoil following the 2011 uprising.

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