Archaeologists Unearthed Statue of a Powerful Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh at Luxor, Egypt

By on Apr 26, 2011 in Middle East Comments

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Cairo, Egypt Egypt’s antiquities authority, Supreme Council of Antiquities, announced on Tuesday, April 26, about an archaeological findings of the largest statues found to date of a powerful ancient Egyptian Pharaoh, Amenhotep III, at his mortuary temple in the southern city of Luxor, Egypt as reported by Washington Post.

The temple, which was devastated by an earthquake in 27 B.C., is said to be 3,400-year-old and is one of the largest on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor.

Statues that were found in Amenhotep III’s mortuary temple as announced by Supreme Council of Antiquities are as follows:

  • 13 meter (42 foot) tall statue of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III.
  • Statue of the god Thoth with a baboon’s head.
  • A six foot (1.85 meters) tall statue of a lion-headed goddess, Sekhmet.

Amenhotep III, who was the grandfather of the famous boy pharaoh Tutankhamun of the 18th dynasty, ruled in the 14th century B.C. as the ninth pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty.

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