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PHOTO GALLERY: New statue believed to be of Ramses II unearthed in Cairo




Egyptian workers look at the site of a new discovery by a team of German-Egyptian archeologists in Cairo's Mattarya district on March 9, 2017 AFP

Egyptian minister of antiquates Khaled el-Anani poses for picture with workers next to the head of a statue at the site of a new discovery by a team of German-Egyptian archeologists in Cairo's Mattarya district on March 9, 2017 AFP

Matariya residents rest against what appears to be the head of an unearthed statue that workers say depicts Pharaoh Ramses II, in Cairo, Egypt, March 9, 2017 Reuters

A statue workers say depicts Pharaoh Ramses II who ruled Egypt over 3,000 years was unearthed on Thursday in the Matariya area in Cairo, Egypt, March 9, 2017 Reuters

An Egyptian worker stands next to the head of statue at the site of a new discovery by a team of German-Egyptian archeologists in Cairo's Mattarya district on March 9, 2017 AFP

A statue workers say depicts Pharaoh Ramses II who ruled Egypt over 3,000 years was unearthed on Thursday in the Matariya area in Cairo, Egypt, March 9, 2017 Reuters

An Egyptian worker unearths a statue that they say likely depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II who ruled Egypt over 3,000 years ago, at the Matariya area in Cairo, Egypt, March 9, 2017 Reuters

Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani inspects an unearthed statue that workers say depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II who ruled Egypt over 3,000 years ago, at the Matariya area in Cairo, Egypt, March 9, 2017 Reuters

A part of an ancient Egyptian obelisk unearthed on Thursday is seen in the Matariya area in Cairo, Egypt, March 9, 2017 Reuters

A boy rides his his bicycle past a recently discovered statue in a Cairo slum that may be of pharaoh Ramses II, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, March 10, 2017 AP