Eight blocks of one of Ramses II
's obelisks arrived in Cairo on Friday, August 30 - ministry of antiquities Facebook page.
Mechanical, engineering, and plumbing works at the museum -- which includes a main building; a main square; and the Ramses hall, featuring the 3,200-year-old statue of King Ramses II
, weighing 75 tonnes -- currently stands at 84%.
Robinson explained that Ramses II
was one of Egypt's greatest pharaohs from that era and had many workers serving him.
He added that the entrance hall, which houses the statue of King Ramses II
, is 92% completed, while the great staircase is nearly finished, at 98% completion.
Officials came in for similar criticism last February with claims that concrete and iron had been used during restoration of the statue of Pharaoh Ramses II
. But Ahmed Badr Al-Amari, vice director of Luxor Temple, said at the time that only authorized materials were used.
Few days ago, the ministry also announced accidentally discovering an ancient palace belonging to Ramses II
, which was attached to his temple in Abydos, Sohag.
The author has correctly recognized that the central scenes in this busy composition were drawn from the heroic depiction of Ramses II
at the Battle of Qadesh.
The 18th dynasty dates back to the 13th century BC, a period noted for some of the most well-known pharaohs, including Tutankhamen and Ramses II
Within this mortuary temple of Ramses II
is this personification of one of the Egyptian nomes (provinces) presenting to the pharaoh, the bounty of her part of Egypt: bread, figs, pomegranetes and the hieroglyphs for 'life' and 'dominion'.
Summary: Merenptah joins father Ramses II
in gracing Grand Museum entrance near Pyramids
Pharaoh Ramses II
has arrived at the Grand Egyptian Museum, ready for the opening of one of the world's most anticipated exhibits of antiquities.
Egypt moved an 83-tonne, 3,200-year-old statue of King Ramses II
to the atrium of Cairo's new Grand Egyptian Museum on Thursday in a complex operation undertaken by army engineers and specialist contractors.