Egyptian artist creates sculptures of celebrities

This Egyptian artist creates dolls of iconic personalities

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Britain's Queen Elizabeth

Pope Francis

mummy of Pharaoh Ramses II

are among the 82 clay sculptures made by Fadi Francis

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) ARTIST, FADI FRANCIS, SAYING: "I was very keen when choosing the characters that they be from countries all over the world. You will find personalities from Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. This diversity is very important for me because the project is about 100 international personalities. It is also important that they work in different fields, there are artists, football players, actors. I was keen to have this diversity. Some of these personalities also spread peace in the world."

He plans to finish his full collection of 100 sculptures

and hopes to exhibit them in the future