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Statues of Amenhotep III found
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:17 am    Post subject: Statues of Amenhotep III found Reply with quote

Archaeologists have uncovered statues of Amenhotep III. story
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where were they found?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a more informative report...

Two massive statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who ruled Egypt 3,400 years ago, have been discovered in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor.

Zahi Hawaas, head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, announced in a statement Thursday that the statues were found while an excavation team was clearing out the pharaoh's mortuary, near modern Luxor .

Hawaas said one statue was carved from black granite and shows the pharaoh in a seated position.

The other, carved from quartzite, depicts the pharaoh as a sphinx, the mythological creature with a human head and the body of a lion.

Amenhotep III, who ruled for about 40 years during the 14th century BC, left more images of himself than any other pharaoh.

A popular tourist destination today for its famous Valley of the Kings, Luxor is the site of the ancient Egyptian capital of Thebes.

Archaeologist Hourig Sourouzian has been directing the excavation of Amenhotep III's mortuary temple, known today as Kom al-Hitan, for several years.
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/03/05/pharaoh-statues.html?ref=rss
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did someone find any pics of these statues? I didn't find anything...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been looking for some too but to no avail. You would have thought they would have included some photos in the report, wouldn't you
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and a map would have been nice as well - I am not sure where kom al hitan is relative to the fameous sites.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The mortuary temple of Amenhotep III is one of the most frequently visited sites, and is just outside of Luxor. (Thebes)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:18 pm    Post subject: Pic gud Reply with quote

A picture of the wonderful find would be welcome Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here you go.




I would like to see the sphinx one too but the black granite one looks beautiful, doesn't it? I felt quite a rush seeing it just staring out of the sand. What else lies hidden in that wonderfully mysterious country?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:14 pm    Post subject: Find Reply with quote

My word Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation I can't believe my eyes Shocked This is a simply stunning find Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The so-called Colossi of Mennon (which are seated statues of Amenhotep III) are actually all that is left above-ground of the mortuary temple. You might find this interesting. It's from touregypt:

Amenhotep III built not only the largest temple at Thebes (on the West Bank at Luxor), but in Egypt, measuring 700 by 550 meters. It covered 385,000 square meters (4,200,000 square feet). It was even larger than the temple of Amun-Re at Karnak. The temple's architect was also named Amenhotep, but was the son of Hapu. Unfortunately, it seem that the temple began to decay rapidly, and during the reign of Merenptah, it was actively used as a source of limestone blocks for the temple of that ruler.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for that addition, Osiris.

Akhnaton: I couldn't agree with you more. A wonderful find indeed.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:03 pm    Post subject: Thanx Reply with quote

Thanks for the info Osiris II Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

superb resource
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