Agencia EFEOctober 3, 2013 13:17
Cairo, Oct 3 (EFE).- An Egyptian-German team working at the site of the Goddess Bastet temple found a statue of Ramses II that dates from the 19th dynasty (1295-1186 B.C.), Egypt's government said Thursday.
Made of red granite, the statue stands 1.95 meters (6 feet, 2 inches) tall, Minister of State for Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim said in a statement.
The piece was found during excavations in and around the Goddess Bastet temple, roughly 85 kilometers (53) miles northeast of Cairo.