Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Missing parts of the double statue of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye have been found, including a rather nice piece of Queen Tiye's wig. There are details and a picture of this piece on CBS News.  Live Science has pictures of another two pieces: her fingers and lower arm.


John Bright said...

It is going to be an interesting task to fit these into place but it parallels the restoration of statues in the Tutankhamen Colonnade at Luxor.
All these statue finds suggest that this temple had more free-standing pieces than any of the other "Temples of Eternity". What with the statues of Sekhmet, the building must have been a veritable sculpture gallery. When all this work is seen alongside Amenhotep's other constructions, and the works of Akhnaten, then the builders of this period of just over 50 years look to have quarried enough stone to rank alongside The Great Pyramid.


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