" A glistening 26-foot statue...at least 3,000 years old"
Finds of ancient Egypt certainly are not rare, but sometimes they can occur in the most unlikely of places. In a working-class neighborhood of Cairo, known as Matariya, archaeologists working ahead of planned development and construction unearthed what may be a statue of famed Pharaoh Ramses II.
Statues being pulled from a gritty patch of Cairo could be of Ramses
By Declan Walsh
The New York Times
March 10, 2017