Saturday, May 18, 2013

Akhmim's Collosal Head Put in Storage

The colossal head of Ramesses II found a few years back in a modern cemetery in the city of Akhmim along with the sculptures from the temple have been removed from the site and placed in storage for their protection. The temple on the site was described by Herotodus as larger than Karnak temple and no doubt much of the temple still lye's buried beneath.

Since the January 2011 revolution there has been no money to continue excavations and left unprotected locals have turned the site into a garbage dump.

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