The newly discovered statue suggested to be for King Ramses II.
Photo by Magdi Abdel Sayed
|El-Enany inspects a part of the newly discovered statue.|
The second statue was found in large pieces. It appears to have been 8 metres long and carved in quartzite.
"Although there are no engravings that could identify such a statue, its existence at the entrance of King Ramses II’ temple suggests that it could belong to him," Afifi told Ahram Online.
Regretfully, he said, the temple suffered damages during the Graeco-Roman period, and most of its obelisks and colossi were transported to Alexandria and Europe.
Head of the newly discovered statue of king Seti II.
El-Enany said the newly discovered artifacts would be placed, meanwhile, in a temporary exhibition at the Egyptian Museum.