Monday, 8 November 2010

Upper portion of a red granite double statue found

The upper portion of a red granite double statue featuring King Amenhotep III (1390-1352 BC) with the falcon-headed sun god Re-Horakhti was found today on the north western side of Amenhotep III’s funerary temple on Luxor’s west bank.
During a routine excavation by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), the statue was unearthed,

Dr Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the SCA, said the statue is one of the best new finds in the area because of its expert craftsmanship, which reflect the skills of the ancient Egyptian artisans.

Read more: eTurboNews

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