The Antiquities Ministry has said that they have discovered parts from two statues of two kings from the 19th Dynasty. It was discovered by a joint German-Egyptian archaeological search in Matareya in an area known as the site of King Ramses II Temple which was built at in Oan City in Ancient times.
The site still contains other remnants of the Temple of Ramses II.
It area of the temple has an entrance hall and a hall of columns, according to Minister Khaled al-Anany. He also said that excavation will be carried out carefully in the region due to the high population.
The recent finds includes the upper part, about 80 cm long, of the life-size statue of King Seti II which was made of limestone with high quality features and details.
Also the second statue is assumed to be that of King Ramses II, because it was found in front of the ancient Kings palace and it is made of quartzite stone and is has been broken to bits. It is presumably that the full length of the statue will be about eight meters long, but as on now only some part has been dug up.
The group will continue excavation for the rest of statue’s which would prove who the statue belongs to. This discovery is one of the most important recent archaeological discoveries.
The temple is one of the largest temples in ancient Egypt, and was destroyed during the Greek-Roman ages.