Saturday March 18, 2017
Solved: the mystery of the colossal statue of Cairo
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For the past week and a half, a big mystery has been building in the world of archaeology.
A team of German and Egyptian archaeologists hoisted up pieces of a massive statue from under Cairo's busy streets.
And just this week, they moved the pieces to the world famous Egyptian Museum. So who does the statue depict?
Many observers speculated it might be the famous ancient Egyptian Pharoah, Ramses II. After careful analysis, the statue's identity has been revealed.
Dr. Dietrich Raue shares the details of this find. He's co-director of the Egyptian - German research team, as well as the curator of the Egyptian Museum at the University of Leipzig, Germany, where he's normally based.