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There was a new and latest discovery of Ramses II statue. I read the article from natgeo just now. Here in this post i just want to relate with what has been there written in the Quran:
From chapter 10, verse 90:
And We took the Children of Israel across the sea, and Pharaoh and his soldiers pursued them in tyranny and enmity until, when drowning overtook him, he (pharaoh) said, "I believe that there is no deity except that in whom the Children of Israel believe, and I am of the Muslims."
The next verse 91 read:
Now? And you had disobeyed [Him] before and were of the corrupters?
So today We will save you in body that you may be to those who succeed you a sign. And indeed, many among the people, of Our signs, are heedless.
Well, besides the well preserved and mummified pharaohs, i believe that those statues/clues found day by day are signs from Allah.
Almost everybody in the world know about egyptian civilisation and stories about pharaohs. Because Allah has promised to make 'him' stay/remain intact, as Allah's sign for us the recent people to learn from pharaoh(s) actions.
He, pharaoh, (i personally dont know which one or all), as stated in Quran, declare himself as god. In the bible it is stated that ramses worship re, the god sun. Be it however the stories are, what i want to clarify is, pharaoh has been living his life disobeying Allah and rejected Moses (prophet Musa) teaching and faith. But when he was about to drown after chasing moses and his followers, he declare that he believes in Allah, and declare that he is muslim (in arabic, muslim means to be in purely submission to Allah). BUT HELL NO. Allah rejected his 'words of faith' because it was wayyy tooo late.
And Allah wants us to learn from this story.
Submit to Allah, He is the one and the only god to worship, He is the creator of this whole world, and prophet Muhammad is the last messenger.
Massive Statue of Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Found in City Slum
The unearthed pieces are made of quartzite and may depict one of Egypt's most famous rulers.
By Sarah Gibbens
PUBLISHED MARCH 10, 2017
Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have discovered the remains of an ancient Egyptian statue they believe could depict one of history's most famous rulers.
The likeness of what may be Pharaoh Ramses II was found submerged in groundwater in a Cairo slum.
"We found the bust of the statue and the lower part of the head and now we removed the head and we found the crown and the right ear and a fragment of the right eye," Khaled al-Anani, Egypt's antiquities minister, told Reuters.
The 26-foot statue is made of quartzite and could be up to 3,000 years old. The Antiquities Ministry in Egypt is hailing the discovery as significant. The remains lack an inscription bearing the pharaoh's name, but the discovery's proximity to a temple devoted to Ramses suggest the statue is of his likeness, the ministry says.
A limestone statue of Pharaoh Seti II, the grandson of Ramses II, was also found at the site.
The discovery was made by a joint effort between Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities and researchers from the University of Leipzig. A rising water table, industrial waste, and piling rubble have made excavation of the ancient site difficult.
A quartzite colossus possibly of Ramses II and limestone bust of Seti II are seen after they were discovered at the ancient Heliopolis archaeological site in Matareya area in Cairo, Egypt on March 9, 2017. The statues were found in parts in the vicinity of the King Ramses II temple in the ancient city Heliopolis, also known as Oun, by a German-Egyptian archaeological mission.
A quartzite colossus possibly of Ramses II and limestone bust of Seti II are seen after they were discovered at the ancient Heliopolis archaeological site in Matareya area in Cairo.
Ramses II is one of the ancient world's most famous leaders. He ruled Egypt from 1279 to 1213 B.C., making his 60-year-long-rule one of the longest in ancient Egypt. His military exploits expanded Egypt's reach as far east as modern Syria and as far south as modern Sudan.
The growth and prosperity seen in Egypt at the time earned him the title "Ramses the Great."
Excavation will continue in Cairo and, if the remaining pieces can restore the statue, it will be erected at the Grand Egyptian Museum, which is set to open in 2018.
The neighborhood in which the statue was discovered is in the eastern part of the city and was built over the ancient city of Heliopolis. The city was so named because it served as the center of worship for the ancient Egyptian sun god Re.
Ramses was a chief worshiper of Re. He commissioned a number of temples in Heliopolis to be built for worshipping the sun god.
It's also believed Ramses II may have been the pharaoh from the biblical Book of Exodus from whom Moses demanded the release of his people.
In 2006, archaeologists discovered one of the largest sun temples in Cairo under a marketplace. It was found to house a number of statues of Ramses II weighing as much as five tons. One such statue depicted the pharaoh seated and wearing a leopard's skin, indicating that he might have served as a high priest of Re when the temple was built.
Much of what was once Heliopolis is now covered with residential buildings. Researchers believe many more remains of the ancient world lie hidden under the wider city of Cairo.
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