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Massive Statue of Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Found in Cairo Suburb

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Archaeologists think 3,000-year-old statue could be legendary leader Ramses II. (Nat Geo News)

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My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Photograph by Winfield Parks, National Geographic

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The newly discovered colossus may end up looking something like this—a statue of Ramses II unearthed in Tanis, Egypt. Both statues sport the telltale hedjet, the bowling-pin shaped white crown of Upper Egypt.
Photograph by Elie Rogers, National Geographic

 

 

 

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