This is the closest picture taken of Pharaoh Ramses II
Here's the story of France with Pharaoh Ramses
When Francisco Mitterrand became the president of France in 1981, France requested the Egyptian government to host the mummy of Pharaoh
for the purpose of running laboratory and archeological examinations on the mummy of the most notorious dictator who ever lived on earth.
Upon arrival, very important attendants were there including the French president himself and all the ministers bowed in honor of the mummy.
When the ceremony ended, the mummy was carried to a specially-designed section at the Archeology Centre of France where it started to be tested on by the greatest French archeological and anatomical scientists in order to discover more about such a greatly preserved mummy.
The scientists were headed by Professor Maurice Bucaille. Scientists were trying to restore the mummy while Professor Maurice was mainly concerned with how did mummy had died!
The final report of the scientists was released late at night and it stated that the remaining salt in the mummy was an overt evidence that it had drowned in the sea, and the body had been rescued very soon after and had been immediately embalmed to be preserved.
An amazing thing still confused Professor Maurice. How could this body possibly be so better preserved than any other mummy despite
being taken out of the sea and after
such a long period of time?
Professor Maurice wrote his final report on what he thought would be a new discovery about saving the Pharaoh's body immediately after his death and embalming it soon after.
Someone whispered to him that Muslims claimed to know something about the drowning of the Pharaoh. The Professor firmly denied such a thing saying that it was impossible to discover this without the development of science and without using his high-tech and complicated laboratories and computers.
To his surprise, he was told that Muslims believed in a book called the "Quran" and the Quran
narrated the story of the Pharaoh's drowning
and ensured the safety of his body after his
death as to be a Sign to mankind.
The Professor wouldn't believe it, but the seed
was sown and he started to wonder:
How can a book existing 1400 years ago
speak about a mummy that was found only
200 years ago, in 1898??
How could it be possible, since the ancient Egyptian heritage was discovered only a few decades ago and no one knew about it before??
The Professor sat down pondering on what he had been told about the book of the Muslims while his Holy Book narrated only the drowning of Pharaoh without saying anything about the preservation of his body.
"Is it possible that this mummy in front of me is the one of the man who was chasing Moses??!!"
"Is it possible that Muhammad knew this 1400 years ago??!!"
The Professor couldn't sleep that night till they brought him the Old Testament where he read: "...the sea drowned Pharaoh and his army, no one else was left alive..." He was surprised that the Holy Book didn't mention anything about the destiny of the body and that it would be preserved.
When the scientists were done with the mummy, France returned it to Egypt, but Professor Maurice couldn't rest for a moment. He decided to travel and meet Muslim anatomy scientists and there he spoke about his discovery of the preservation of the mummy after its death in the sea and so on.
One of the Muslim scientists stood up and simply opened the Quran and pointed one verse out to the Professor:
"This day shall We save you in your body, that
you may be a Sign to those who come after you!
But verily, many among mankind are neglectful of Our Signs" (Quran 10:92)
The Professor was struck when he read that and immediately stood in front of the crowd and said loudly: "I believe in Islam, I believe in the Quran."
Then he went back to France with a different knowledge than he had started out with.
In France, he dedicated 10 years investigating scientific discoveries and comparing them with the Quran and trying to come up with one scientific contradiction with the Quran. Finally he quoted one verse from the Quran to be his conclusion:
"No falsehood can approach it (this book) from before or behind it: it is sent down by One Full of Wisdom, Worthy of all praise."
As a result of all the years of his research, Professor Maurice wrote a book that shook all Europe, especially the scientists there. His book was: "Quran, Torah, Bible and Science:
A Study of the Holy Books in the Light of Modern Science"
All copies were sold out at a very short time.
I personally visited the Cairo Museum where the mummy is preserved and was astonished at the scene of thousands of people from all over the world visiting the place every day. Unfortunately, many of the tourists there think: "Wow, look at that! Amazing!! So nice to see an actual person from centuries ago!! Without realizing the intended lesson that Allah has kept this body as a Sign
to all mankind of anyone who denies
Allah and His messengers.
In another chapter in the Quran:
"When Moses came to them with Our clear
Signs, they said: This is nothing but sorcery
faked up: never did we hear the
like among our fathers of old!
"Moses said: My Lord knows best who it is that comes with guidance from Him and whose end will be best in the Hereafter: certain it is that the wrong-doers will not prosper.
"Pharaoh said: O Chiefs! No god do I know for you but myself: therefore, O Haman! Light me a (kiln to bake bricks) out of clay, and build me a lofty palace, that I may mount up to the god of Moses: but as far as I am concerned, I think (Moses) is a liar!
"And he was arrogant and insolent in the land, beyond reason, - he and his hosts: they thought they would not have to return to Us!
So We seized him and his hosts, and We flung them into the sea: now behold what was the
end of those who did wrong! And We made them (but) leaders inviting to the Fire; and on the Day of Judgment no help shall they find.
In this world We made a curse to follow them: and on the Day of Judgment they will be among the loathed (and despised)."
(Quran 28: 36-42)
So now,"Has not the time arrived for the Believers that their hearts in all humility should engage in the remembrance of Allah and the Truth which has been revealed to them, and that they should not become like those to whom was given Revelation aforetime, but long ages passed over them and their hearts grew hard? For many among them are rebellious transgressors.
Know you (all) that Allah gives life to the earth after its death! Already have We shown the Signs plainly to you, that you may learn wisdom.
For those who give in charity, men and women, and loan to Allah a Beautiful Loan, it shall be increased manifold (to their credits), and they shall have (besides) a liberal reward.
And those who believe in Allah and His messengers- they are the Sincere (lovers of Truth), and the Witnesses (who testify), in the eyes of their Lord: they shall have their Reward and their Light.
But those who reject Allah and deny Our Signs,- they are the companions of Hell-Fire "