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Statue unearthed in Matariya belongs to Pharaoh Psamtik I

Friday، 17 March 2017 - 03:04 PM

Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anani said on Thursday 16/03/2017 that the recently unearthed statue in Matariya in east Cairo is belonging to Egyptian Pharaoh Psamtik I, the last king of the 26th dynasty.

Four ancient signs were excavated too from the site that led archaeologists to find out the king's identity, the minister said in a ceremony that was held on the occasion.

The event was attended by Minister of Tourism Yahiya Rashid, the prince of Denmark, members of the House of Representatives and ambassadors of foreign countries to Egypt.

Earlier this month, archaeologists from Egypt and Germany discovered parts of a 3,000-year-old statue and it was clear could depict one of history's most famous rulers.

The statue arrived early Thursday morning at the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo's Tahrir Square.

The minister said two royal statues were also unearthed from the same place where the King's was found. 

MENA

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