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Colossal statues of Amenhotep III unveiled in Luxor

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

Lost fragments of Colossi of Memnon found in Luxor

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,

Egyptian scarab amulet found in Tel Aviv

A rare scarab amulet has been unearthed in the ancient city of Jaffa, which is now part of Tel Aviv. Archaeologists excavating the ancient city of Jaffa, now part of Tel Aviv, have long uncovered evidence of Egyptian influence. Now, researchers have learned that a gateway belonging to an Egyptian fortification

Amenhotep III statue re-errected

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

Statue of Amenhotep III unearthed in Luxor

A statue of King Amenhotep III, the grandfather of Tutankhamun, has been unearthed in Luxor, Egypt. The 44 feet tall statue is made of colored quartzite. It is composed of several large pieces that once put together will depict the king as standing. The latest find comes after several other relics of

Alabaster statue of Amenhotep III uncovered at Luxor

A colossal alabaster statue of Amenhoptep III has been unearthed on Luxor's west bank. During a routine excavation at the funerary temple of the 18th Dynasty king, Amenhotep III (c. 1390-1352 BC), at Kom el-Hettan area on Luxor’s west bank, the mission of the Colossi of Memnon and Amenhotep III Temple

42-foot tall statue unearthed in Luxor

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

Missing pieces of Amenhotep III statue found 130 years later

Six pieces of a colossal double statue of King Amenhotep III and his wife, Queen Tiye, have been found at the king's mortuary temple on Luxor's west bank. The missing pieces were uncovered 130 years after Mariette discovered the double statue in 1889 at Medinet Habu. The fragments were found during