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Gypsum head of Akhenaten sculpture found in Egypt

The head of a statue of the 18th dynasty pharaoh Akhenaten has been unearthed at the Great Atun Temple at Tel El-Amarna, Akhenaten’s capital city. The head – which is 9cm tall, 13.5 cm long and 8 cm wide – was unearthed during excavation work in the first hall of the

Bronze dog statue found in England

A hoard of Roman bronze artifacts, including a statue of a dog, has been found in southwest England. The 1,700-year-old licking dog is a ’healing statue’ and experts think it may be linked to the Roman temple at Lydney or that there could be a previously undiscovered temple elsewhere in the

Iron Age statue discovered in Turkey

A large fragment of an Iron Age statue has been found in eastern Turkey. A giant Iron Age statue of a woman has been discovered at the archaeological site of Tayinat in Turkey, near the border with Syria. The statue would have been between 4 and 5 metres tall from tip to

Medicine Buddha found during excavation at Angor

An 800-year-old Medicine Buddha statue has been found at an 800-year-old site in Angkor Archaeological Park in Cambodia. “We identified him because of an object in the palm of his hand…whose form is similar to a very small pyramid,” he said. “With this discovery, we have finally proven that Buddhist medicine was

1,400-year-old Buddha statue found in India by students

Students from Utkal University have uncovered a 1,400-year-old statue of Buddha in eastern India. The 1400-year-old idol was first found by Utkal University student Dakhineswar Jena of Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology beneath a banyan tree. After Jena discussed with his Assistant Professor Anam Behera, a team of

Statue of Ramesses II re-erected at Luxor

A colossal black granite statue of King Ramesses II has been restored and placed at Luxor Temple’s first pylon. The statue is carved in black granite, weighs 75 tonnes and stands 11 metres tall from the base to the crown. It depicts Ramses II standing, wearing the double crown and posing with

Statue of Queen Tiye found in Luxor

An alabaster statue depicting Queen Tiye, the grandmother of King Tut, has been found in Luxor. A unique statue, possibly of Queen Tiye, the wife of King Amenhotep III and grandmother of King Tutankhamun, has been unearthed at her husband's funerary temple in Kom El-Hittan on Luxor's west bank. The exciting find

New Kingdom statues uncovered in Cairo

Two New Kingdom statues have been found in Cairo at the site of the Ramses II temple. The statues were found in parts in the vicinity of the King Ramses II temple in the temple precinct of ancient Heliopolis, also known as “Oun,” by a German-Egyptian archaeological mission. Mahmoud Afifi, Head of

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