In Egypt, restored the two colossal statues of Pharaoh
The statues of the temple of Amenhotep III, Luxor
Two massive ancient statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III Ahipa were discovered by archaeologists on 24 March 2014 during the transport of artifacts from the funerary temple of king on the West Bank of the Nile river in Luxor, Egypt.
According to informatsionnogo news Agency CNN Egypt archaeologists have discovered in the historic city of Luxor, two large statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, which was announced in the press to the public.
Recently remodeled quartz statue, whose height is more than 11 meters high, weighing 250 tons, can be seen next to the funerary temple of Amenhotep III.
Artifacts complemented the architecture of the temple of ancient Egypt . known as the colossi of Memnon – two 16-foot statues depicting king Amenhotep III on his throne, also made of quartzite.
The discovery occurred when the research team headed by the German archaeologist Hourigan Sorusuna engaged in the project on the restoration of the temple of Amenhotep III.
Two statues discovered during excavations at the site were found broken into several parts. After they were fully restored and installed near the temple.
The monument of architecture of ancient Egypt . a recognized world heritage site of culture, the temple of Amenhotep III was erected between 1390 and 1353 BC for the Pharaoh. He was 100 meters wide and 605 in length, but polycropping earthquake left only the base.
Statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III and his wife teye, Luxor
The colossi of Memnon, which were installed at the entrance to the temple of Amenhotep III, are the best preserved parts of the building, which once had the richest argumentum Theban architecture.
“The temple was destroyed by earthquakes, and, as the place never conducted a detailed excavation, architectural monument became covered with vegetation, the site expanded agriculture, he was subjected to failure due to seasonal flooding,” reports the world Fund of culture in the WMF news Egypt.
“These problems are exacerbated by the increase in the number of surface salts from rising groundwater, which is a side effect after the construction of the Aswan high dam in 1960”.
Luxor, 635 km from Cairo, is divided by river Nile into two parts, usually referred to as the Eastern and on the West Bank, where have been built many of the most ancient monuments of Egypt.