Sunday, March 4, 2012

Raising Amenhotep

The northern of two colossal statues which stood in front of the mortuary temple of the 18th dynasty king Amenhotep III who died in the middle of the 14th century bc has been stood up. It is a beastly piece of rubble with the exception that the great king's wife Tiye is nearly perfectly preserved near Amenhotep's right leg.

There are plans to put the head and other pieces back on to the statue as well there are also plans to return the recently found southern colossus.

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