Friday, 10 March 2017
"Ozymandias statue" found in mud; Egypt; Ramses II or Psamtek I?
From The Guardian - Look on my works, ye mighty … Ozymandias statue found in mud - Archaeologists believe eight-metre statue found in Cairo slum is of Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt in 13th century BC
From Euronews - "A joint Egyptian-German team in Cairo have found parts of two statues, one of which it’s thought depicts Ramses the Great, the Pharoah who was the most powerful and celebrated ruler of ancient Egypt more than 3,000 years ago".
Ενα – εμβληματικό - αγγλικό ποίημα του 1817 «γνώριζε» για το άγαλμα του Ραμσή - Kathimerini
Alas, not Ozymandias: From Euronews
"A statue discovered in the mud on the site of the ancient Egyptian capital of Heliopolis, is not Pharaoh Ramses II but King Psamtek I, who ruled between 664 and 610 BC".
Shelley's poem could apply to any ruler.