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Ramses II Colossus Restored and Re-Rected at Luxor Temple

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:59 pm    Post subject: Ramses II Colossus Restored and Re-Rected at Luxor Temple Reply with quote

" Ramses II Colossus Restored and Re-Rected at Luxor Temple " (Ahram Online - Nevine El-Aref, 20.04.2017)

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Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities re-erected on Tuesday a colossus of King Ramses II that once decorated the fašade of the first pylon of Luxor Temple, after concluding comprehensive restoration and reconstruction work upon it.

Head of Luxor Antiquities Mostafa Waziri told Ahram Online that restoration began on the statue in November 2016. In 1958, an Egyptian archaeological mission led by Mohamed Abdel-Qader uncovered the statue, which had broken into 57 parts -- damages sustained during a destructive earthquake in the fourth century AD. ...

... The statue is carved in black granite, weighs 75 tonnes and stands 11 metres tall from the base to the crown. It depicts Ramses II standing, wearing the double crown and posing with his left leg in front of him. Beside him stands a 1.5 metre statue of his wife Queen Nefertari. ...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some short videos about the unveiling of the restored statue :

Luxor Times

CGTN Africa

Claudia Ali

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