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Egypt: Restoration of the Statue of King Ramses II


Press Release
Egypts Minister of Tourism

Restoration of the Statue of King Ramses II

October 29, 1997


The statue of King Ramses II, who ruled Egypt for 67 years and whose statue is considered to be the biggest in the world, will be restored, reassembled and set back in the courtyard of Ramesseum Temple in Luxor.

The pink granite statue weighing 1000 tons was dismantled into various parts due to an earthquake which hit Egypt more than one thousand years ago. The French Mission confirms the possibility of restoring the original condition of the statue through the use of modern technology and equipment.

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