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Ramses II obelisk successfully installed in Tahrir

Wednesday، 12 February 2020 - 10:38 AM
King Ramses II obelisk

The final part of King Ramses II obelisk has been installed in Cairo's Tahrir square, the Tourism and Antiquities Ministry announced Tuesday 11/2/2020.


The obelisk was renovated and re-assembled by a team of restorers from the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), Secretary General of the SCA Moustafa Waziri said in a press release.


It has been re-erected on a high pedestal to protect it from passersby tampering, he added.


The 19-meter obelisk, which was discovered in San Al Hagar archaeological site in Sharqia Governorate, about 112 kilometers northwest of Cairo.


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