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Description: The British Museum, Room 4 - Colossal bust of Ramsete II, the 'Younger Memnon'

From the Ramesseum, Thebes, Egypt. 19th Dynasty, about 1250 BC

One of the largest pieces of Egyptian sculpture in the British Museum

Weighing 7.25 tons, this fragment of his statue was cut from a single block of two-coloured granite. He is shown wearing the nemes head-dress surmounted by a cobra diadem.

Author: Mujtaba Chohan Source: British Museum Visit


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