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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

Goddess sculpture found in Turkish shipwreck

A 2,700-year-old terracotta sculpture of a goddess has been found in a shipwreck off the coast of Turkey. A ceramic sculpture, which is said to be the biggest one in the history of Turkish underwater history, has been discovered off the coast of the Bozburun neighborhood in the western province of

Statue of Sekhmet found in Luxor

A 3,000-year-old statue of the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet has been unearthed at Luxor. "They are of great artistic quality" Sourouzian said of the statues, which were found in four parts, including three busts and one headless torso, in the Kom El-Hettan archaeological area on Luxor's west bank. Sourouzian oversees the work of

Statues of Aphrodite found in Jordan

Two marble statues depicting the goddess Aphrodite have been found at Petra in Jordan. The statues, which date to the second century A.D., are nearly intact and are remarkably well preserved, retaining traces of the paint applied to them centuries ago. They were discovered by archaeologists and graduate students from the

Fragment of Egyptian statue unearthed at Tel Hazor

A fragment from an Egyptian statue which dats back to the 3rd millennium B.C. has been found in northern Israel at Tel Hazor. A few lines of Egyptian hieroglyphics were carved around the base of the statue, which archaeologists believe in its entirety would have been the size of a fully-grown

Egyptians statues uncovered in Luxor

Statues of Sekhmet and a partial statues of Amenhotep III have been found in Luxor, Egypt. The discovered statues include 3 full statues of Goddes Sekhmet with a lioness head and holding in her right hand an Ankh. As wells an upper part of a statue, lower part of another and

Marble ram statue found in Israel

The marble statue of a ram has been found near a Byzantine-era church in Caesarea, Israel. According to Dr. Peter Gendelman and Mohammad Hater, directors of the excavation on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, "Caesarea never ceases to surprise as evidenced by this amazing statue that was discovered today. In

9th-century Buddha statue found in South Korea

A gilt bronze statue of Buddha which dates back to the 9th century has been uncovered in South Korea. The gilt bronze statue, measuring over 50 centimeters in height, was discovered at a temple site in Yangyang, Gangwon Province, where a stone pagoda and other Buddhist relics had earlier been uncovered. “According