Giant statue of Amenhotep III unearthed in Egypt
Archaeologists have discovered a giant statue of Egypt's famous pharaoh Amenhotep III at his mortuary temple in the southern city of Luxor, the antiquities authority said on Tuesday.
The 13-metre-tall (43-foot) statue was found buried in seven pieces at the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at Kom al-Hitan.
It was one of two statues placed at the northern entrance of the temple, and was probably destroyed during an earthquake in 27BC, the antiquities authority statement said....
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