Picture of the Day: Rare Ramses II Bust Unearthed in Egypt

Via Daily Sun Post.

A rare statue of the iconic Pharaoh Ramses II was discovered in a small village near the Pyramids of Giza. The well-preserved, pink granite bust has carvings of the ancient Egyptian symbol ‘Ka’, which is thought to have been an aspect of the soul in the ancient Egyptian afterlife.

Via Daily Sun Post.

Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said in a statement that the rare statue was “intended to provide a resting place for the Ka (life-force or spirit) of the person after death.”

Prior to the discovery of this 3.5-meter tall artifact, only one wooden statue of King Ramses II was found with the ‘Ka’ symbol.

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