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A team of Egyptian and European archaeologists has unearthed a unique colossal statue of King Amenhotep III at his funerary temple on the west bank of the Nile near Luxor, according to a statement released on Tuesday by Egypt's ministry of state for antiquities.
Finely carved in alabaster, a stone hewn in the quarries of Hatnub in Middle Egypt, the sculpture shows King Amenhotep III seated, wearing the Nemes headdress (a striped headcloth that pharaohs put on), a pleated kilt and a royal beard.
Measuring 1.20 meters (3.9 feet) in height, the well-preserved face of the pharaoh has been described by antiquities minister Zahi Hawass as "a masterpiece of royal portraiture."
I just hope more and more things like this keep appearing....and maybe we'll actually get our hands on something much more advanced. Then I'd love to stuff it into the faces of the historians.
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by Hanslune
On topic: what is that circular mark on the cheek of the statue? Did they grind some off or something?
Off topic: with how solid of a posting history you have, it can only be "hate" that has you with so few stars. It ain't easy being a skeptic, huh?