Ancient Egyptian King statue is moved
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King Ramses II statue moved to Grand Egyptian Museum

A 3,200 year old statue of Egyptian King Ramses II has been moved in Cairo to its new home in the Grand Egyptian Museum.

The 83-tonne monument was carefully transported by specialist army engineers and contractors on a 400m (1,300ft) journey from a storage area, costing an estimated 13.6m Egyptian pounds ($770,000; £540,000).

It is hoped the statue will help boost Egypt's tourism sector, which has suffered in recent years because of political violence.

  • 25 Jan 2018
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