It's a big piece of stone - and a very big discovery for archeologists. A team working in a Cairo suburb has unearthed the second part of an enormous statue. It's likely to be of Ramses the Second - one of ancient Egypt's famous pharaohs.
A German-Egyptian archaeological team has unearthed an 8-meter colossus depicting one of ancient Egypt's most powerful pharaohs. The statue was found in the working class Cairo neighborhood of al-Matariya.
He fought battles, negotiated peace accords, had temples built - and ruled his country for many decades over 3,000 years ago. An exhibition at Karlsruhe Palace shows life in Egypt under Ramses the Great.
With a shaky economy following years of unrest and a huge drop in tourists, Egypt is struggling to preserve its fabled archaeological heritage.
Several former employees of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo will face a disciplinary hearing over a botched restoration of one of the institution's most prized relics.
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