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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 Great Atun Temple in Tel El-Amarna, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri told Ahram Online.

Waziri says the discovery is important because it sheds more light on the city that was Egypt’s capital during the reign of King Akhenaten, the 10th pharaoh of the 18th dynasty whose reign was among the most ?controversial in ancient Egyptian history.

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Story: Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online | Photo: Ahram Online

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