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Egypt unearths remains of two ancient royal statues in city of Luxor
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The Xinhua reported that Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a statement on Thursday, giant stone remains of two ancient royal statues and colorful walls and columns were unearthed in Egypt's monument-rich city of Luxor.

The new discovery was made by the Egyptian-German archeological mission during the restoration work of the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III on the western bank of the Nile River.

"The mission discovered limestone parts of two sphinx-shaped statues of Amenhotep III dated back to the 18th Dynasty in the New Kingdom. The two statues have mongoose head, royal beard and necklace," said the statement.

Egypt-Pharaoh statues/Pixabay
Egypt-Pharaoh statues/Pixabay

The name of Amenhotep III was written on the chest area of the two statutes.

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It added that three semi-statues made of black granite for Sekhmet, warrior goddess as well as the goddess of healing were also found.

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In addition, the mission uncovered walls with colorful inscriptions about festivals of love and some bases of the temple's columns.

Source: xinhua