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Mar. 10, 2017 Ozymandias Found

On Mar. 10, 2017 NPR reported a statue of Ramses II was found in Cairo. This is the Egyptian pharaoh described in the Percy Bysshe Shelley poem Ozymandias. Experts say he used to tweet a lot. :-)

I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said—”Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Copyright 2017 DJ Cline All rights reserved.

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