42-foot tall statue unearthed in Luxor

Published on April 27th, 2011 | by Admin


A 42-foot tall statue of Amenhotep III has been uncovered in Luxor, Egypt.

The 13 meter (42 foot) tall statue of Amenhotep III was one of a pair that flanked the northern entrance to the grand funerary temple on the west bank of the Nile that is currently the focus of a major excavation.

The statue consists of seven large quartzite blocks and still lacks a head and was actually first discovered in the 1928 and then rehidden, according to the press release from the country’s antiquities authority. Archaeologists expect to find its twin in the next digging season.

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