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Amenhotep III statues now on display in Egypt

Two giant statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III were excavated last year.
By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   March 24, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Two recently restored statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III are now on display at the funerary temple of the ancient Egyptian king in Luxor, Egypt, after archaeologists excavated them from the site last year.

The two red quartzite statues, which were discovered in pieces and put back together, join the famed 3,400-year-old Colossi of Memnon, described by the World Monuments Fund as "the most visible remains of what was once the most richly ornamented of all Theban monuments."

Amenhotep III, who died around 1350 B.C., ruled Egypt during a time of great economic prosperity and artistic endeavor.

[WMF, CNN]

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