Egyptian Statue Of the Grandfather Of Tutankhamen dig

>> Monday, October 4, 2010

Archaeologists to the top of a statue of a pharaoh who reigned nearly 3400 years strong, the Egyptian Ministry of Culture has announced.

A ministry statement said the team of Egyptian archaeologists discovered the 4-foot statue of the 3-foot of Amenhotep III at Kom el-Hittan, the site of his burial temple in the southern city of Luxor.

The temple is one of the largest on the west bank of the Nile at Luxor.

This statue represents Amenhotep III wearing the double crown of Egypt with a uraeus decorated, and seated on a throne next to the Theban god Amun.

Amenhotep III, who was the grandfather of the famous pharaoh Tutankhamun-child rule in the 14th century BC to the height of Egypt's New Kingdom and has presided over a vast empire that stretches from south of Nubia in northern Syria.

The temple of the pharaoh was largely destroyed, probably by the floods, and little remains of the walls. But archaeologists have discovered a multitude of objects and images buried in the ruins, including two statues of Amenhotep black granite found on the website in March 2009.


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