The statue of ramesses ii is a 3200 year old figure of ramesses ii depicting him standing it was discovered in 1820 by giovanni battista caviglia at the great temple of ptah near memphis egypt it is made from red granite the statue was found broken in six pieces and earlier attempts at restoration failed. This statue represents a king sitting on a throne covered in inscriptions in the name of ramesses ii the original identity of this work was the subject of much heated debate traces of modifications to the crown face torso and throne were long thought to indicate that the king had re used an older work. One of the largest pieces of egyptian sculpture in the british museum the upper part of the colossal statue of ramesses ii also known as the younger memnon was perhaps the first piece of egyptian sculpture to be recognized as a work of art by connoisseurs who traditionally judged things by the standards of ancient greek art. A colossal statue of ramesses ii at memphis at the archaeological site of memphis in egypt you can admire a colossal statue of the renowned king ramesses ii written by josho brouwers on 4 november 2017. Colossus of ramesses ii the colossus of ramesses is an enormous statue carved in limestone it is about 10m 338 ft long even though it has no feet and is located near the village of mit rahina a small museum has been built to house this magnificent piece the fallen colossus was found near the
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