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Granite statue of Egyptian pharaoh found in Luxor

A royal statue made out of black granite of an unidentified New Kingdom pharaoh has been found at Monthu Temple in Luxor, Egypt. The statue is 125 centimetres tall and made of black granite and depicts a standing king wearing short dress with hands aside. Christopher Tiers, head of the archaeological mission,

Red granite statue of Amenhotep III unearthed

A 3,400-year-old red granite stature of the pharaoh Amenhotep III has been unearthed in Egypt. In a statement, Egypt's Supreme Council for Antiquities (SCA) attributed the statue to Amenhotep III (1372 - 1410 BC), noting that it had probably been one of a pair of statues made of red granite

Ptolemaic king statue found in Egypt

A headless granite statue of a Ptolemaic-era king which dates back 2,000 years, has been discovered in Egypt. A headless granite statue of a Ptolemaic king has emerged from the ruins of an ancient Egyptian limestone temple believed to be the burial site of Queen Cleopatra and her lover Mark

Doorway to the afterlife unearthed in Egypt

A granite false door to the afterlife has been discovered in Luxor, Egypt. A large red granite false door from the tomb of an ancient queen's powerful vizier has been discovered in Luxor, Egypt's culture minister said on Monday. The carved stone door -- which ancient Egyptians believed was the threshold to

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