Amenhotep III statue re-errected

Published on March 9th, 2012 | by Admin


A colossal statue of Amenhotep III, which was discovered in 2004, has been errected again in the Funery Temple of King.

The colossus was found lying within the ruins of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III. It is the Northern one of a pair of royal colossi in quartzite once stood at the gate of the second pylon of the temple, 100 meters behind the famous Memnon Colossi which represent the same King at the entrance of his prestigious temple.

The temple was destroyed by a very heavy earthquake around 1200 BC, and the two colossi had collapsed and remained broken in front of the second pylon.

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Story: Luxor Times | Photo: Luxor Times

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