Thursday,22 February, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1377, ( 18 - 24 January 2018)
Thursday,22 February, 2018
Issue 1377, ( 18 - 24 January 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Ramses II

photo: Ayman Barayez
photo: Ayman Barayez
Al-Ahram Weekly

By the end of this month the colossus of Ramses II will be moved to its permanent display area at the entrance to the Grand Egyptian Museum. In recent weeks the statue has undergone intensive study to ensure it can be safely transported. The move, which has been entrusted to the Arab Contractors Company, will be by a specially designed vehicle capable of supporting the weight of the 83 ton, 13 metre high statue, along a specially paved 400 metre section of road.

 

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