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14 May 2013

Face off with Ramesses II

A huge statue of Ramesses II, also known as the 'Younger Memnon', stands in Room 4 at the British Museum, remembering a man who became ruler of Egypt around 1279 BC, and stayed in power for more than 60 years.


We are told that the statue was cut from a single block of two-coloured granite, and weighs more than 7.25 tons, with its sheer size apparently catered for by the sculptor, who angled the eyes down to make it appear to acknowledge slightly more those that view it.
For more, see http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/aes/c/colossal_bust_of_ramesses_ii.aspx
^Picture © Averain used under a Creative Commons license^

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