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A massive statue was discovered in Cairo, which was thought to be of Ramases II, but now is rumoured to be of another Egyptian ruler
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This statue is touted to be that of Pharaoh Psamtek I, who ruled Egypt between 664 and 610 BC, according to antiquities minister Khaled el-Anani.
The statue was initially thought to be of Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.
The parts of the statue include the torso and a partial head.
The three-tonne statue was discovered in pieces in the Souq al-Khamis district of Cairo.
Experts had thought the statue was Ramses, who ruled 600 years earlier, because it was close to a temple dedicated to the ruler.