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posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 04:49 PM
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Raising Amenhotep III's colossus

The statue was discovered in 2004, and recently raised using ancient techniques - muscle, rope, and some blocking.


A quartzite colossus of 18th Dynasty King Amenhotep III is to be raised on Luxor's west bank on Saturday .

The colossus was unearthed in 2004 by an Egyptian-European archaeological mission led by Horig Sourouzian during routine excavation work. It was 100 meters behind the gigantic colossi of Memnon which represent the same king at the main entrance of its temple. The colossus was half buried under Nile alluvia in seven pieces.






If you want to see some spectacular 'colossi', check out the Colossi of Memnon.




posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 05:00 PM
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Nice piece of work. I wonder what the estimated weight was?



posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 05:45 PM
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Wow, the article states that it is 13 meters tall...thats 42.65 feet for those of us that are metrically challenged



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 10:35 AM
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Another article on the stone

Which puts the weight of the statue at 250 tons



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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Thanks for that link, interesting comment about the 'singing' colossus...

They used 300 workers and kept to the same technology the ancient Egyptians had for moving monolithic blocks, which I think more than well illustrates you don't need modern cranes of anti-gravity or aliens to place a 250-ton monster block. Makes the 4-ton bluestones at Stonehenge look a lot more do-able doesn't it?



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 03:57 PM
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amen to that!
ooops
wrong religion
sandf
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posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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There is some discussion on what the actual weight is at another site (density of stone, etc) if they come up with anything earth shattering I'll note it here



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 02:19 PM
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Just to add a new photo



Gives a better idea of the bulk and size



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 02:21 PM
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funny about him being a giant compared to the ..is that an earth girl?



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 02:30 PM
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Funny you say that. I went 2 years ago to Egypt en took some pictures of just discovered statue's.
They removed the little women.

The place reminded me, and search for the pictures.
I am correct, look at the mountain behind same shape.

www.imagebam.com...



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 02:33 PM
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www.imagebam.com...

This must be that woman. I took that picture not far away from there. I believe this was across the nile at close to the valley of the kings



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 02:33 PM
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double post
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posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 02:59 PM
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Originally posted by TribeOfManyColours
reply to post by Danbones
 


Funny you say that. I went 2 years ago to Egypt en took some pictures of just discovered statue's.
They removed the little women.

The place reminded me, and search for the pictures.
I am correct, look at the mountain behind same shape.

www.imagebam.com...


darn funny



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 04:45 PM
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Im going to stick my neck out now
here is some more darn funny
read my posts pg 1


Once upon a time, so goes a legend of the Huron Indians of Northern Ontario, there was a giant God by the name of Kitchikewana who stood guard over the whole of Georgian Bay.

The legend says he was a violent good, prone to frequent tantrums - and his size made him a feared figure among the Ouendat (Huron) pantheon. He was taller than two huge mountains (the giant pine trees came only up to his knees) and he wore a necklace of tree stumps, He also wore a headdress which had thousands of bird feathers and his robe was made from 600 beaver pelts.

Kitchikewana was the son of the Great Spirit Manitou. The assembly of Huron Gods one day decided that enough is enough and it was time to get Kitchikewana to calm down. A strategy was devised - the gods will find a suitable consort for Kitchikewana

www.kerala.ca...
www.abovetopsecret.com...

kitchiwana is on the preflood sumerian king list and is a giant etc
www.historyfiles.co.uk...-tibira
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posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 02:44 AM
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Originally posted by Hanslune
Just to add a new photo



Gives a better idea of the bulk and size


Now this looks awesome if they can find the other half. Considering there is only one leg/foot, he would be sitting on the throne and I predict the final size would be nearly double the 13mt ( that is by the time the crown of Upper & Lower Egypt is calculated in )



posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 02:56 AM
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Both of those photos are heavily photo shopped. I don't know why, but they are defiantly not real.



posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 01:06 PM
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Oh, and did you read the associated news report? Did 'they' fake that too? lol
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posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 10:03 AM
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Brilliant find thank you Blackmarketeer.

I just hope many of our fellow ATS'ers see this thread so they can see what was / is actually possible instead of the usual dismissal of human acheivements and cries of it must have been the little green men!

Looking at the lack of stars and flags though, i doubt it - it p***** on too many bonfires for that to happen!



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 10:14 AM
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Yes this has gone into the permanent file for debunking material





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