Cairo slum unveils Egypt's greatest Pharaoh

T TV Sunday 12/March/2017 11:46 AM
By: Times News Service

A Cairo slum - probably not the first place you'd look to find ancient relics. But on March 9 this was the scene of one of Egypt's most important ever archaelogical discoveries. Locals looking on as a forklift extracted this 8-metre statue submerged in ground water. If archaeologists are right, the seperate pieces depict Ramses the Great, the most powerful and celebrated Pharaoh of ancient Egypt, living and ruling 3,000 years ago and known by his successors as 'the great ancestor.'