A team of Egyptian archeologists have unearthed the remains of a three-thousand-year-old temple believed to belong to Pharaoh Ramses II to the east of the country’s capital, Cairo, the MENA agency said.
“We have discovered fragments of a Ramses II statue, as well as limestone panels used for the construction of the temple,” the agency quoted the head of the archeological team as saying.
The archeologists have hailed the discovery of the temple in Ain Shams as a unique find.
Ramses II ruled Egypt between 1304 and 1237 BC. He is also known in Greek as Ozymandias, the title of a popular poem by Percy Shelley that contains the famous lines -
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Source RIA Novosti