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Fri Mar 10, 2017, 02:55 PM

Archaeologists uncover massive statue of Pharaoh Ramses II

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CAIRO — Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have found a massive eight-metre statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum that they say probably depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.

The discovery, hailed by the Antiquities Ministry as one of the most important ever, 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.

“Last Tuesday they called me to announce the big discovery of a colossus of a king, most probably Ramses II, made out of quartzite,” Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani told Reuters on Thursday at the site of the statue’s unveiling.

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Response to MumblyPeg (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 03:18 PM

1. ramses ii was once thought to be the pharaoh played by yul bryner in the 10 commandments

current archaeology shifts the exodus back to the 18th dynasty, probably thutmose iii.

ramses ii aka ramses the great

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Response to rampartb (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 06:03 PM

3. Was thutmose iii drowned in the Red Sea?

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Response to Troll2 (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:03 PM

4. archaeology and exodus seem to diverge around chapter 1:1

egyption history seems to have forgotten many details like the death of the hebrew children and the plagues. the pyramids built so tediously in cecil be demille's epic date to (probably) the 4th dynasty, long before joseph would have used them to store grain in a literal genesis.

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Response to MumblyPeg (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 03:44 PM

2. Yay one more target for Islam to destroy!!

hoorah!

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Response to _eek (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:21 PM

5. more recent art treasures have been destroyed as well

That was good news for Donald Trump, who acquired the old Bonwit’s building and began demolition in 1980. He had promised the limestone reliefs of the dancing women to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which wanted them for its sculpture collection, although the offer was conditional on his being able to remove them. But suddenly workmen jackhammered them to bits.


https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/05/realestate/fifth-avenue-bonwit-teller-opulence-lost.html

Trump—posing as spokesman John Baron, one of the fake alter egos he used to speak to the press throughout his career—told the Times that he had the friezes appraised and found they were "without artistic merit" and weren't worth the $32,000 he supposedly would have had to pay to remove them intact. "Can you imagine the museum accepting them if they were not of artistic merit?" Hawkins said in response.


the friezes could have been saved for $32K on a $100M project, but, of course, there is no god like $ and trump is its prophet.

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Fri Mar 17, 2017, 02:53 PM

6. after further review - the statue is psamtek i

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