Once upon a time – here stood – at the Ramessuem on the West Bank in Luxor – a statue of Ramses II.
When the 69 feet statue, weighing more than 1,000 tons, yes 1000 tons, fell, it broke into many pieces. The only part left here, at the Ramessuem, is the head and the torso. The other pieces of this granite colossus are in museums all over the world.
It is hard to imagine how big a 1000 tons statue is, but the man standing next to it, who is by no means short, gives us an idea of the scale of Egypt’s Past.
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