Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have found a massive 8 metre statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum.
Researchers say it probably was a statute of Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.
The discovery was made near the ruins of Ramses II’s temple in the ancient city of Heliopolis, located in the eastern part of modern-day Cairo.
Ramses the Great was the most powerful of Pharaoh of ancient Egypt.
He expanded the Egyptian Empire to stretch from Syria in the east to Nubia in the south.
He was the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt and ruled from 1279 to 1213 BCE.
Experts will now attempt to extract the remaining pieces of the statue before restoring it.
If they are successful it will be moved to the entrance of the Grand Egyptian Museum, set to open in 2018.