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« on: June 03, 2011, 01:10:44 am »


Archaeologists find statue of ancient Egyptian king Amenhotep III

    * Article by: Associated Press
    * Updated: May 31, 2011 - 8:47 AM

   
CAIRO - A team of Egyptian and European archaeologists has unearthed a statue of the ancient Egyptian king Amenhotep III at his funerary temple in Luxor.

The 2.5-meter alabaster head of the 18th dynastic king remains intact, Zahi Hawass, antiquities minister, said in a statement Tuesday. Amenhotep III ruled from 1390-1352 B.C.

Hawass described the statue's face as a masterpiece of royal portraiture. It has almond shaped eyes outlined with cosmetic bands, a short nose and a large mouth with wide lips.

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