In Egypt, restored the shattered statue of Ramses II

© Photo : Ministry of AntiquitiesРаботы for the restoration of the seven-meter monument to Pharaoh Ramses II. July 26, 2018In Egypt, restored the shattered statue of Ramses II© Photo : Ministry of AntiquitiesПодпишись to daily updates RIA Science

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The Egyptian archaeological mission working in the complex San El-Hagar (ancient capital of Tanis) in the province of sharqiya in Egypt has completed the restoration of the seven-meter monument to Pharaoh Ramses the Second (who ruled approximately 1279 – 1213 years BC) which was discovered in the late nineteenth century broken to pieces in one of the temples of the complex.

As told journalists the head of the Supreme Council for antiquities of Egypt Mustafa Vaziri, the restoration of the monument took place from December 2017. The monument, made of pink granite, was assembled from separate fragments, and its height is 6.5 meters, weight — about 30 tons. After restoration the monument was erected on a wooden platform, it will remain in the complex San El-Hagar.

According to Vaziri, the restoration of the monument took place on the latest techniques and using the most modern techniques, recreating ancient sculptures engaged the same experts who had previously restored the statue of Ramses II in temple of Luxor.

In the area of the archaeological site of San El-Hagar during the reign XXI (approximately 1077 – 943 BC) and XXIII dynasty (about 880-750 years BC) the pharaohs was the capital of Ancient Egypt Tanis. There were burials of kings of the period. In the nineteenth century, numerous foreign archeological expeditions carried out excavations in the area have been discovered several ancient churches, tombs, monuments. Egyptian authorities are currently engaged in the development of San El Hagar and plan to turn the complex into a Museum under the open sky. It is expected that it will show visitors the stone tablets with hieroglyphic inscriptions, fragments of temples, tombs, covered with drawings of columns, monuments to the gods and pharaohs of Ancient Egypt.

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