(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) Recently, the New York times released a piece discussing a world-class find in ancient Egypt. This past week, archeologists digging in Cairo, Egypt discovered a large statue. The statue is believed to be that of Ramses II, but no definitive identification has been made. The statue is estimated to be 3,000 years old.  A state of Seti II, the grandson of Ramses II had already been found in the area.

Archologists and Academics from Egypt and Europe are working hard to uncover as much of the area as they can. The specific area in Cairo is developing rapidly, so construction projects will eventually cover the area and make archeological digs nearly impossible.  Egyptians hope that this find will boost its flagging tourism industry, which has been in sharp decline since the Arab spring of 2011.