3,400 year-old Pharaoh statue found


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The Independent Online

Archaeologists have unearthed a large statue of Amenhotep III, who ruled nearly 3,400 years ago and was the grandfather of Tutankhamun.

The Supreme Council of Antiquities said the find was made at the king's funerary temple in Luxor. The 13.5m statue is made of coloured quartzite. It is composed of several large pieces that once put together will depict the king as standing.