Skip to comments.Huge monkey god statue found
Posted on 03/18/2010 8:08:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a colossal ancient statue of the pharaonic deity of wisdom, Thoth, in the shape of a baboon, the council of antiquities said in a statement on Tuesday.
The four-metre tall statue was discovered in four pieces along with two statues while workers were lowering ground waters beneath Luxor to help preserve the city's pharaonic temples, the statement said. It dates back to the 18th Dynasty, which ruled Egypt until 1292 BC.
'It is the first time that a statue of Thoth, depicting him as a monkey, of this magnitude has been discovered,' Mansur Boraik, head of pharaonic antiquities in Luxor, told AFP.
The statues were discovered near the temple of Amenhotep III, who ruled until 1372 BC.
Another statue, of which only the upper half was found, depicted the king and the sky god Horus, represented as a falcon, antiquities chief Zahi Hawass said in the statement.
'The team also discovered an alabaster statue base that is expected to have been the base of one of Amenhotep III's statues,' he said.
A granite statue of the pharaoh Ramses III, who ruled about 3,000 years ago, was also found.
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(In before the Barack Obama pics.)
This thread will quickly receive some photos of a certain individual and might get pulled very soon!
Right turn Clyde...
Wait a minute..I saw a movie...Charlton Heston..
Finally they have found where (deleted) may have been (deleted).
Or maybe it’s Darwinians?
I take it the monkey god is not the living God then.
Monkey god 0
Oh darn, you all beat me to it. Great minds, etc.
I ain’t gonna do it...
They need to return it to the DNC. They’re probably wondering where it went.
You guys are great. ILMAO. thanks
real pitchers’ duel there - wouldn’t have expected it so close
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