CAIRO - Egyptian archaeologists
have unearthed the biggest statue of Tutankhamun's grandfather
Amenhotep III and another of the goddess Sekhmet, the country's
antiquities chief Zahi Hawass said on Tuesday.
Both statues were discovered at the pharaoh's temple on the
western bank of the Nile at Luxor in southern Egypt. The statue
of Amenhotep III, who reigned around 3,350 years ago, is 13.65
metres (yards) high and carved out of quartzite.
The statue, found in seven chunks and missing a head, is one
of twin statues erected in front of the temple's northern
entrance, said to have been destroyed in an earthquake in 27
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