Part of a statue representing a sitting woman has been discovered by the Egyptian Tourist Police in Akhmim in the Sohag Governorate.
The statue, which was confirmed to be original by Minster of Antiquities Mamdouh Al-Damaty, was found during digging to establish a new residential tower in Akhmim Sharq city.
General Director of the Sohag Archaeological Area, Gamal Abdel Naser, announced that the statue is 140cm tall and 56cm wide. Moreover, it represents the lower part of a sitting woman.
Additionally, at the left side of the statue appear four vertical hieroglyphic lines in bas relief of the titles of the pharaoh, Ramses II.
The statue’s cleaning procedures and text studies are currently ongoing. Al-Damaty also said further inspections are being carried out to determine whether the construction site contains other archaeological objects or not.