Egyptian statue of Princess Iset unearthed in Luxor

Published on March 17th, 2014 | by Admin

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An alabaster status depicting Princess Iset, the daughter of Amenhotep III, has been found in Luxor, Egypt.

The new discovery is the first known representation of Iset alone with her father, the ministry said, noting that sculptures on display at the Egyptian Museum depict her and her siblings together with the 18th Dynasty ruler.

The statue is only 1.7 meters (yards) high and is part of a huge, 14-metre alabaster statue of Amenhotep III himself that has been excavated in recent years, the ministry said in a statement carried by state news agency MENA.

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Story: Reuters | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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