Archeologists Call This Ancient Statue One Of The Most Important Discoveries Ever

Archeologists have a tedious job, especially when they spend years without any discoveries. What makes the job well worth it, though, is when something does pop up. That’s what happened when a crew in Cairo found an Egyptian artifact that would be deemed one of the most important discoveries ever. The massive statue would give a glimpse into one of the oldest towns in Egypt and its celebrated leader. Read on to see what a team of patient experts forklifted out of a muddy slum.

Excavating The Cairo Slums

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Ibrahim Ramadan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Archeologists went to the Cairo slums in Egypt to dig into what used to be the town of Heliopolis. It was one of the country’s most ancient cities, and thus bound to have a plethora of undiscovered findings.

The team was so dedicated that they wouldn’t leave any ground unsearched. It was their mission to find whatever the land had to offer. As they would come to find out, it was well worth the hard work and determination.