Archaeologists uncover ancient statutes of pharaohs in EgyptFebruary 20th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered a statue of a pharaoh and a bust of the famous woman pharaoh Hatshepsut in the southern city of Luxor.
The three-meter Amenhotep statue was dug out with only one damage in the nose and one in the teeth, Moustafa el-Waziri, director of the archaeological mission, told the state MENA news agency.
He added that more antiques would be unearthed in the future.
Amenhotep III, or Amenophis III, was the ninth pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of ancient Egypt. He ruled the country from 1411 B.C. to 1375 B.C. after his father Thutmose IV died.
Hatshepsut, or Hatchepsut, generally regarded as one of the most successful pharaohs, was the fifth monarch of the eighteen dynasty which dates back to 15th century B.C.
Being a woman, she wore a false beard to reinforce her authority while acting as the regent of her son, Thutmose III. (ANI)
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