This statue represents a king sitting on a throne covered in inscriptions in the name of ramesses ii the original identity of this work was the subject of much heated debate traces of modifications to the crown face torso and throne were long thought to indicate that the king had re used an older work. The statue of ramesses ii is a 3200 year old figure of ramesses ii depicting him standing it was discovered in 1820 by giovanni battista caviglia at the great temple of ptah near memphis egypt it is made from red granite the statue was found broken in six pieces and earlier attempts at restoration failed. Ramses ii a colossus known as the great ancestor to his descendants ruled for 66 years from 1279 to 1213 bc as part of ancient egypts 19th dynasty he conquered swathes of nubia in modern day . Colossus of ramesses ii the colossus of ramesses is an enormous statue carved in limestone it is about 10m 338 ft long even though it has no feet and is located near the village of mit rahina. Ramses square and the colossal statue of ramesses ii by lara iskander midan ramses is the name of the large square fronting cairos main railway station ramses station mahattat ramses and the district of streets and neighborhoods surrounding it
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