Other ruins of Heliopolis were previously found in the Northern regions of Cairo, making this statue extremely likely to be Ramses II

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The sun temples were purportedly double the size of Luxor’s Karnak, but were destroyed during Greco-Roman times

Image credits: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/ Reuters

The unearthing of these statues will hopefully tell us even more about the life of Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs, including Ramses the Great

Image credits: Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuter

Watch this incredible footage of the excavation from The Guardian:

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