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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.
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.
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.