The Egyptian-German archaeological mission operating in Matariya area on Monday morning lifted part of the excavated King Ramses II's statue, which was pulled out of the ground last Thursday.
The statue will be covered with acidity-free paper and wet cotton with distilled water. The white gauze that covered the statue has been removed.
Residents of Matariya gathered during the pullout and chanted "Here are Egyptians!", "Here is Ramses!", and "Matariya! Matariya!".