This photo, released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows the head of a statue of one of the most famous pharaohs, Ramses II, which was discovered along with other parts of a statue in the Temple of Kom Ombo in Aswan (585 miles). 940 kilometers) south of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The statement said the discovery was made during a project to protect the area from groundwater. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)
According to Egypt, archaeologists have discovered parts of a statue of one of the most famous pharaohs in the southern city of Aswan.
The Ministry of Antiquities announced Tuesday that the head and chest of the statue of Ramses II were found in the temple of Kom Ombo during a project to protect the site from groundwater.
Egypt hopes the find, along with other recent discoveries, will help revitalize its tourism sector, which has been ravaged by years of unrest since the 2011 uprising.
Ramses II, also known as Ramses the Great, ruled Egypt from 1279 BC. Until 1213 BC He is credited with extending the reach of Egypt to modern Syria in the east and Sudan in the south.
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