Lost fragments of Colossi of Memnon found in Luxor

Published on March 3rd, 2014 | by Admin



Fragments of two massive statutes of pharaoh Amenhotep III, known as the Colossi of Memnon, have been found in Luxor.

Egypt’s antiquities minister Mohamed Ibrahim told Ahram Online on Sunday that the blocks belong to the northern colossus and depict a part of the statue’s arm, painted belt and skirt.

These blocks, Ibrahim went on, were missing since antiquity following an earthquake that led to the destruction of the temple, with the exception of these two colossi which once decorated the temple’s entrance gate.

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Story: Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online | Photo: MSA

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