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The statue of Ramses II is a 3,200-year-old statue of Ramses II, which depicts him upright. In 1820 it was found by Giovanni Battista Caviglia in the Great Temple of Ptah near Memphis, Egypt. Highjump ^ "97-08-07: Rameses comes home". Archiveed from the orginal on December 7, 2006. Hawass, Zahi.
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The colossus of the old-eggyptian king Ramses has relocated to a new home.
On its 400-metre long voyage, the old colossus was placed in a carriage on a lorry and hung from a metal girder like a suspension to compensate for shocks during transportation. Roads were paved with specific material to withstand the enormous load of Ramses.
Costs 13.6 million Egypt quid ($770,000). Former Antiques Secretary Zahi Hawass underscored the importance of the Egypt tourist industry museums that have been affected by recent years' repression. In its new site, the sculpture will be the first thing the visitor will see when they visit the site, part of which will open this year before the anticipated formal opening in 2022.
It was excavated in 1820 by the famous Italien explorer Giovanni Caviglia at the Mit Rahina area. First it was transferred from the stone pit to Mit Rahina before it was transferred to Ramses Square in Cairo in 1955. Growing contamination and overloading of the site led to the next step being stored in a warehouse area in 2006, where it is still open to the general population.
Egypt's tourist industry is one of the country's most important source of forex, but it has been struggling since an insurgency in 2011 that has resulted in years of violence and a flood of Islamic militants' aggression. In 2017, the industry recorded an improvement: sales rose by 123.5 per cent over the previous year to USD 7.6 billion and the number of visitors rose by 54 per cent to 8.3 million.
However, the number of attendees in 2017 was still well below the 14.7 million that came before the war.