Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Saturday, October 02, 2010

A new statue of Amenhotep III has been found at Kom El-Hittan, best known as the site of the Colossi of Memnon.  There is a picture on the Dr Hawass site.  It doesn't say, but it looks as though the statue has been carved in granite.  One side is very badly damaged but the righthand figure looks to be particularly fine.  Work is continuing to find the rest of the statue.

While a lot of focus has been lavished on the Valley of the Kings, the exacavation of Amenhotep's Mortuary temple has been a brilliant excavation.


Antonio Crasto said...

The statue on the right is of the god Amon.
The gog must be on the left.
Is the photo wrong, a mirror phot, or the man on the right isn't a god?

Antonio Crasto

Marianne Luban said...

Why must the god be on the left? During the following dynasties there was a popular name "Amunhirkhopeshef", meaning "Amun is at his right".

Antonio Crasto said...

Amon is on the righ of the pharaoh, therefore he must be seen on the left in the photo.

Ron Lankshear said...

Antonio Please note AIII is on Amun's right ie AIII is on left side of photo. The text says AIII is wearing the crown. Amun has lost his head.

This page has Horus giving the crown to RamII
The pharaoh - man, ruler and god

Kate Phizackerley said...

There is another article on Discovery. It quotes an SCA official as saying that there may be a cache of statues - not something I rmember from the previous articles but I could just have missed it.


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