A giant statute of Pharaoh Ramses II will be moved next month from a congested Cairo square to a more serene home near the Great Pyramids.
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Ramses making trip back to Great Pyramids
Ramses making trip back to Great Pyramids
Ramses making trip back to Great Pyramids

A giant statute of Pharaoh Ramses II will be moved next month from a congested Cairo square to a more serene home near the Great Pyramids, in an attempt to save it from damaging pollution, Egypt's head of antiquities said yesterday.

A giant statute of Pharaoh Ramses II will be moved next month from a congested Cairo square to a more serene home near the Great Pyramids, in an attempt to save it from damaging pollution, Egypt's head of antiquities said yesterday.

Exhaust fumes from trains, cars and buses and subway vibrations are eating away at the more than 3,200-year-old granite statue at Ramses Square, its home since the early 1950s when it was taken from a temple at the site of the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis.

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