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Colossal statues of Amenhotep III unveiled in Luxor

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Two colossal statues depicting Pharaoh Amenhotep III have been revealed in Luxor, Egypt.

The two monoliths in red quartzite were raised at what European and Egyptian archaeologists said were their original sites in the funerary temple of the king, on the west bank of the Nile.

The temple is already famous for its existing 3,400-year-old Memnon colossi – twin statues of Amenhotep III whose reign archaeologists say marked the political and cultural zenith of ancient Egyptian civilisation.

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Story: SMH | Photo: AFP

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