Out of the Ruins

One of Egypt's most famous pharaohs and grandfather of King Tutankhamun, Amenhotep III has had his massive red granite head unearthed from the ruins of the mortuary temple in the southern city of Luxor.

"Other statues have always had something broken: the tip of the nose, the face is eroded. But here, from the tip of the crown to the chin, it is so beautifully carved and polished, nothing is broken."

She added,"But he may have looked exactly as this statue and he may have been a very beautiful, very handsome man"

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