Skip to comments.Iraq: Small statue of Egyptian pharaoh found
Posted on 03/06/2009 7:51:23 AM PST by SunkenCiv
Archaeologists have discovered a small ancient statue of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen in Kurdish Northern Iraq. The discovery was made by a team led by noted Iraqi archaeologist Mr Hassan Ahmad in an area known as Dohuq Valley in a place referred to by locals as 'Pharaoh's Palace'.
Experts have estimated the age of the statue at around 3500 years old, dating from around 1400 BC. The statue confirms historical data that the ancient Egyptians, during the 'New Kingdom' period, enjoyed warm relations with the Hittite Mitanni Kingdom and often travelled into their territory many hundreds of miles from the Nile. The Mitanni Kingdom was a powerful force around 15-1300 BC and are regarded by many historians as the ancestors of the modern day Armenians.
The find also confirms that the name of the area where the statue was unearthed 'Pharaoh's Palace' has a historical basis. Some have suggested that the pharaohs might have come here to escape the harsh heat of the Egyptian summer.
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“This is King Rootin Tootin. He was a midget.”
What? Was he like the roaming gnome?
The possibility exists that it’s a fake (I’ve seen that in online comments elsewhere), but then, his purportedly relatively unimportant *ss did manage to construct the big columns for one of the major Egyptian temples — columns later recarved on behalf of Ramses II “the Great” (up in the darkness, fifty or sixty feet off the floor, some of the original cartouches were not recarved, they were missed, or deliberately left there) — in his campaign to restore Amun worship; also his mommy or at least the wife of his predecessor, Nefertiti, had her name preserved on a gold scarab found on the ancient wreck named Ulu Burun. This newly found item was probably some kind of diplomatic token etc.
That would be Bes. ;’)
He also originated a soft drink. ‘r somethin’. ;’)
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