A team of archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have discovered an 8-meter statue buried under a Cairo slum that possibly depicts Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. It’s already hailed by the Antiquities Ministry as one of the most important discoveries ever in modern times. “Last Tuesday they called me to announce the big discovery of a colossus of a king, most probably Ramses II, made out of quartzite. We found the bust of the statue and the lower part of the head and now we removed the head and we found the crown and the right ear and a fragment of the right eye,” said Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani. Now experts will attempt to extract the remaining pieces before the restoration process begins, and if successful, it will be moved to the entrance of the Grand Egyptian Museum, set to open in 2018. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.