Tuesday, August 08, 2006

More re Ramesses II statue

"Transferring Ramses II statue from Mit Rahina, where it was originally found in 1882, to the Ramses square was a mistake, Dr Zahi Hawwas the Secretary-General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) said at a press conference Monday. Hawwas said Egyptian engineers will transfer the statue to the new Egyptian Museum on August 25 and the event will be aired live by the Egyptian TV. Hawwas also said that the SCA would also transfer the obelisk currently standing in El-Gezira area in Giza to the Grand Museum of Egypt."
Very brief details about the Pharaoh Ramesses II are also on the above page.

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