Huge stone head of pharaoh unearthed in Egypt
Published on March 1st, 2010 | by Admin1
Experts say it is the best preserved example of the king’s face ever found.
The 2.5m (8ft) head is part of a larger statue, most of which was found several years ago.
Antiquities officials say the statue is to be reconstructed.
“Other statues have always had something broken – the tip of the nose, or the face is eroded,” said Dr Hourig Sourouzian, who has led the Egyptian-European expedition at the site.
“But here, from the top of the crown to the chin, it is so beautifully carved and polished, nothing is broken.”