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On Monday, March 13, 2017 ARCE Cairo staff members Jane Smythe, Michael Jones and Mary Sadek were in attendance at the site in Heliopolis when a massive three-ton torso of Psamtek I, a pharaoh from the 26th dynasty who ruled Egypt between 664 and 610 B.C., was lifted from the mud. Photos by Jane Smythe, ARCE Assistant Director in Cairo.

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Our first view.







Front: Two members of Dr. Dietrich Raue's team - Omar and Ahmed. Back: Moamen Othman (Director of Conservation at the Egyptian Museum...and Jane Smythe.




















Before placing the colossal on its bed of sand Dietsch takes a photo of the inscribed back pillar.















































The head, retrieved last Thursday.

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