Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany discovered a massive 26ft (8 metre) statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum which could depict one of history’s most famous rulers, Pharaoh Ramses II.
Archaeologists in a Cairo suburb – once the site of the ancient capital of Heliopolis – found two 3000-year-old pharaonic statues.
The statues are thought to represent Pharaohs from the 19th dynasty.
One statue stands 26ft (8 metres) tall and is carved out of quartzite – a tough stone composed mainly of quartz.
It could not be identified from its engravings but it was found at the entrance to the temple of King Ramses II – also known as Ramses the Great – suggesting it represents him.
The other relic is a limestone statue of 12th century BC ruler King Seti II [Ramses II’s grandson]. DailyMail