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Sculpture of Queen Ankhnespepy II discovered at Saqqara

A wooden sculpture of Queen Ankhnespepy II has been unearthed near her pyramid at Saqqara.

A French-Swiss archaeological team have unearthed the head of a wooden statute of Queen Ankhnespepy II (6th Dynasty, Old Kingdom, around 2350 BC), near her pyramid in the Saqqara area in Giza.

Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told Ahram Online that the head is of almost-human proportions, and is around 30cm high. The ears are decorated with wooden earrings.

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

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