Garman and Egyptian archaeologists found a giant 3000 year old status submerged in ground water in Cairo slum, is hailed as “one of the most important discoveries ever”. It is believed, that it possibly depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. The discovery was made near the ruins of Ramses II’s temple in the ancient city of Heliopolis, located in the eastern part of modern-day Cairo. The big colossus of king, perhaps made out of quartzite, who once most powerful and cruel ruler of ancient Egypt.

Moreover, his successors as the “Great Ancestor”, led several military expeditions and stretched the Egyptian Empire to from Syria in the east to Nubia in the south. He was the 3rd pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt and ruled from 1279 to 1213 BCE. The discovery found bust of the statue, the lower part of the head, the crown and the right ear and a fragment of the right eye. The forklift help to pull the statue head out of the water. The site was once the ancient capital of Heliopolis – found two 3000-year-old pharaonic statues 26ft tall and is carved out of quartzite a hard stone composed mainly of quartz. The engraving was found at the entrance to the temple of King Ramses II – also recognized as Ramses the Great.

However, another discovery was found is a limestone statue of 12th century BC ruler King Seti II. The giant two statues shows the importance of the city of Heliopolis, which was dedicated to the worship of Ra. It was one of the largest temples in Egypt, almost double the size of Luxor’s Karnak, but was destroyed in Greco-Roman times. The fame of Rameses II, the third king of the 19th dynasty of Ancient Egypt, is put down to his flair for self-publicity. Rameses II was lived to about 90, and was actually buried in the Valley of the Kings but his mummy, which has the face of an old man with a long, narrow face, conspicuous nose and big jaw, was moved to the nearby Deir el-Bahari to thwart looters.

Still with its hair, some skin and teeth it was rediscovered in 1881 and is kept in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum. The sun temple in Heliopolis was founded by Ramses II, which increases the likelihood the statue is of him, however was destroyed in Greco-Roman times. Many of its obelisks were moved to Alexandria or to Europe and stones from the site were looted and used for building as Cairo developed. The new discovery may be a boon for Egypt’s tourism industry, which has suffered many setbacks since the uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011 but remains a vital source of foreign currency. Source: Dailymail

Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany found the statue in Mattarya district - today a sprawl of working class districts in northeastern Cairo

Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany found the statue in Mattarya district – today a sprawl of working class districts in northeastern Cairo

Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have found a massive 26ft (8 metre) statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum

Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have found a massive 26ft (8 metre) statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum

Archaeologists working under difficult conditions in Cairo had to recovered the ancient statue submerged in mud

Archaeologists working under difficult conditions in Cairo had to recovered the ancient statue submerged in mud

During Ramses the great's 67 year reign, he is believed to have built more temples and fathered more children than any other pharaoh

During Ramses the great’s 67 year reign, he is believed to have built more temples and fathered more children than any other pharaoh

Egyptian minister of antiquities Khaled el-Anani poses for picture with workers next to the head of a statue with a team of German-Egyptian archeologists in Cairo's Mattarya district

Egyptian minister of antiquities Khaled el-Anani poses for picture with workers next to the head of a statue with a team of German-Egyptian archeologists in Cairo’s Mattarya district

It is believed to be a mammoth statue of Ramses the Great. It was pulled from the mud and groundwater by a bulldozer

It is believed to be a mammoth statue of Ramses the Great. It was pulled from the mud and groundwater by a bulldozer

It is believed to be of Ramses the Great, the most powerful and celebrated ruler of ancient Egypt, who ruled from 1279 to 1213 BCE

It is believed to be of Ramses the Great, the most powerful and celebrated ruler of ancient Egypt, who ruled from 1279 to 1213 BCE

Once the statue has been analysed, it will be moved to the entrance of the Grand Egyptian Museum, which is expected to open in 2018

Once the statue has been analysed, it will be moved to the entrance of the Grand Egyptian Museum, which is expected to open in 2018

Ramses II ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago and was a great builder whose effigy can be seen at a string of archaeological sites across the country

Ramses II ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago and was a great builder whose effigy can be seen at a string of archaeological sites across the country

Ramses II was king of Egypt from 1279 to 1213 BC and is also known as Ramses the great.

Ramses II was king of Egypt from 1279 to 1213 BC and is also known as Ramses the great.

The discovery, hailed as one of the most important ever, was made near the ruins of Ramses II's temple in the ancient city of Heliopolis.

The discovery, hailed as one of the most important ever, was made near the ruins of Ramses II’s temple in the ancient city of Heliopolis.

The find could be a boon for Egypt's tourism industry, which has suffered many setbacks

The find could be a boon for Egypt’s tourism industry, which has suffered many setbacks

The Massive head of the statue

The Massive head of the statue

The massive head removed from the ground was made in the style that Ramses was depicted, and was likely him

The massive head removed from the ground was made in the style that Ramses was depicted, and was likely him

The quartzite colossus of Ramses II after they were discovered at the ancient Heliopolis archaeological site

The quartzite colossus of Ramses II after they were discovered at the ancient Heliopolis archaeological site

The statue stands eight meters (26 feet) tall and is carved out of quartzite, a tough stone composed mostly of quartz grains.

The statue stands eight meters (26 feet) tall and is carved out of quartzite, a tough stone composed mostly of quartz grains.

The sun temple in Heliopolis was one of the largest temples in Egypt, almost double the size of Luxor's Karnak, but was destroyed in Greco-Roman times

The sun temple in Heliopolis was one of the largest temples in Egypt, almost double the size of Luxor’s Karnak, but was destroyed in Greco-Roman times

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