Posted Tuesday morning, March 14, 2017.
Look on his works, ye mighty, and despair!
Massive Ancient Statue Discovered Submerged In Mud In Cairo https://t.co/TaX71cIJme— NPR (@NPR) March 9, 2017
Takes a little bit for NPR go get around to telling us this guy is better known by another name…
Archaeologists working under difficult conditions in Cairo have discovered an ancient statue submerged in mud.
A joint German-Egyptian research team found the 8-meter (26-foot) quartzite statue beneath the water level in a Cairo slum and suggests that it depicts Ramses II, according to Reuters.
The team was working at what was once Heliopolis, one of the oldest cities in ancient Egypt and the cult center for the sun god.
Khaled al-Anani, Egypt's antiquities minister, posted on Facebook that one of the researchers who found the statue called it "one of the most important archaeological discoveries."
Ramses II was known to the Greeks as Ozymandias.
To jump straight to Camila Domoske’s story, follow the link to Massive Ancient Statue Discovered Submerged In Mud In Cairo at NPR.
Oh, there’s also this throwaway:
In addition to the massive statue, researchers also found part of a life-size limestone statue of Ramses II's grandson, Pharaoh Seti II, Reuters says.
Seti II spent his whole life worshiping his grandfather and trying to live up to his legacy. It never earned him the recognition or respect he craved. He’s better known today as the Egyptian Kylo Ren.