Newly-discovered 26ft-high Egyptian statue of ancient pharaoh starts journey to Cairo museum

A 26ft high newly discovered Egyptian statue is starting its journey to a museum after it was discovered in a Cairo slum.

The statue of Pharaoh Ramses II, whose head was pulled from mud and groundwater by a bulldozer on Thursday, is around 26ft high and was discovered by a German-Egyptian team.

It is now being transported to the garden of the Cairo Museum where it will be on display to visitors from all over the world.

The discovery, hailed by the Antiquities Ministry as one of the most important ever, was made near the ruins of Ramses II’s

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