In pictures: Massive ancient statue discovered in Egypt slum

Excavation of a statue recently discovered by a team of German-Egyptian archaeologists, in Cairo's Mattarya district.
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Egyptian workers excavate the statue, recently discovered by a team of German-Egyptian archeologists, in Cairo's Mattarya district. Statues of the kings and queens of the nineteenth dynasty (1295 - 1185 BC) were unearthed in the vicinity of the Temple of Ramses II in what was the old Pharonic city. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Statues of the kings and queens of the nineteenth dynasty (1295 - 1185 BC) were unearthed in the vicinity of the Temple of Ramses II in what was the old Pharonic city. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Egyptian minister of antiquates Khaled el-Anani (C) speaks to the press during the excavation of a statue recently discovered by a team of German-Egyptian archeologists, in Cairo's Mattarya district. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Egyptian workers excavate the statue, recently discovered by a team of German-Egyptian archeologists, in Cairo's Mattarya district. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Egyptian workers excavate the statue, recently discovered by a team of German-Egyptian archeologists, in Cairo's Mattarya district. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Egyptian workers excavate the statue, recently discovered by a team of German-Egyptian archeologists, in Cairo's Mattarya district. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Egyptian workers pose next to an excavated statue, recently discovered by a team of German-Egyptian archeologists, in Cairo's Mattarya district. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Statues of the kings and queens of the nineteenth dynasty (1295 - 1185 BC) were unearthed in the vicinity of the Temple of Ramses II in what was the old Pharonic city. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)