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Two Colossal Statues Unveiled in Luxor
Archaeology ^ | Monday, March 24, 2014 | unattributed

Posted on 03/24/2014 1:02:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Two additional colossal statues of Amenhotep III were unveiled in Luxor yesterday, along with a carved alabaster head from another Amenhotep III statue. Archaeologists say that the severely damaged statues, carved from red quartzite, are now situated on their original sites at the pharaoh’s funerary temple. The first depicts Amenhotep III in a seated position, wearing a royal pleated kilt held at the waist by a decorated belt. The second shows the king standing and has been placed at the north gate of the temple. “The statues had lain in pieces for centuries in the fields, damaged by destructive forces of nature like earthquakes, and later by irrigation water, salt, encroachment and vandalism,” archaeologist Hourig Sourouzian told the Sydney Morning Herald. The alabaster head shows signs of restoration work.

(Excerpt) Read more at archaeology.org ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: 18thdynasty; amarna; amenhotepiii; catastrophism; earthquake; earthquakes; godsgravesglyphs; hourigsourouzian; memnoncolossi; newkingdom
(first topic had a nice illustration, apparently an impermissable source, as the whole topic was pulled)
1 posted on 03/24/2014 1:02:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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http://www.varchive.org/tac/seqdyn.htm
http://www.varchive.org/ce/fire.htm
http://www.varchive.org/ce/theses.htm
http://www.varchive.org/dag/sett.htm
http://www.varchive.org/tac/jeroboam.htm
http://www.varchive.org/dag/lionga.htm
http://www.varchive.org/schorr/pottery.htm
http://www.varchive.org/schorr/bronze.htm
http://www.varchive.org/tac/tleca.htm
http://www.varchive.org/dag/enkomi.htm
http://www.varchive.org/ce/bethshan.htm
http://www.varchive.org/tac/harcrown.htm
http://www.varchive.org/tac/harapp.htm
http://www.varchive.org/ce/assuruballit.htm


2 posted on 03/24/2014 1:02:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I wish those statues were there when I was in Vegas.


3 posted on 03/24/2014 1:03:47 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...
One of *those* topics.

4 posted on 03/24/2014 1:04:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

5 posted on 03/24/2014 1:04:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Here’s the unusable link:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/24/travel/egypt-new-pharoah-statues/index.html

and here’s the illustration, I was unable to find anything similar to it, very nice:

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/140324121452-3-luxor-pharaoh-amenhotep-iii-horizontal-gallery.jpg

Here’s another source or two:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2587827/Travel-news-Archaeologists-unveil-two-new-pharaoh-Amenhotep-III-statues-Egypt.html

http://www.webpronews.com/amenhotep-iii-statues-unearthed-raised-in-egypt-2014-03


6 posted on 03/24/2014 1:06:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: caver

Give ‘em time, but when they go up, get there before they’re torn down to build the next pile of tacky tasteless crap. :’)


7 posted on 03/24/2014 1:07:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ha! It is tacky, very tacky! The wife and I have been there once. We spent all of our time looking at the hotels, lobbies, casinos, pools, etc. We gambled less than $10 in 4 days.


8 posted on 03/24/2014 1:10:04 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: SunkenCiv

Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!


9 posted on 03/24/2014 1:23:45 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: SunkenCiv

The muslims will declare jihad, and blow them up.


10 posted on 03/24/2014 1:28:03 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: SunkenCiv

I’d say they’re in pretty good shape, considering. The statue of the wife sure is puny by comparison.


11 posted on 03/24/2014 1:28:54 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: edpc

Ozymand-hotep?


12 posted on 03/24/2014 1:34:39 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: SunkenCiv

Never been to Vegas, but I spent an afternoon in Atlantic City in the late 80s. Superficially glitzy cheapness and tacky all rolled into one big ball of sleaze. The bag ladies from New York ran the slots, while Asians from Japan and Hong Kong were at the craps and roulette tables repatriating our money by giving it to the mob.

I spent $20 at the slots, and immediately wondered how I could get those five minutes of my life back.

I have no desire to go to Vegas.


13 posted on 03/24/2014 1:42:56 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
Ozymand-hotep?
Nope, Bubba Ho-Tep ...
14 posted on 03/24/2014 1:46:44 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: smokingfrog

Hey, she was lucky she got on there at all.


15 posted on 03/24/2014 1:49:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: caver; henkster

I guess on the up side, it exposes many people who will never get to travel abroad to fake vanished cultures. :’)

http://www.summerofbenny.com/images/2008/02/lost%20wages.jpg


16 posted on 03/24/2014 1:53:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

How true!


17 posted on 03/24/2014 1:57:43 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: edpc

:’) That would be Ramses II. He also had some big-a’d statues made of himself, also had other pharaohs’ likenesses recarved to his own features.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1368580/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2149282/posts


18 posted on 03/24/2014 1:59:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: henkster

I spent 75 cents on slots.


19 posted on 03/24/2014 2:10:45 PM PDT by brivette
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To: brivette

And I’ll bet you wish you had it back, too.


20 posted on 03/24/2014 2:11:55 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Finally a source with PHOTOS!

I can read the mind of one of the native diggers. His mind says.....”As soon as these unbelievers leave we will fulfill Mohammed’s words and destroy these idols!”


21 posted on 03/24/2014 3:01:21 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: SunkenCiv

ttiuwp


22 posted on 03/24/2014 3:32:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Egyptians who work on the digs typically are all related to each other in some fashion, that’s how they get the job. While they may use Islamic-sounding chants when they’re doing the heavy pulling or lifting, that’s analogous to a chain-gang work song, and isn’t indicative of jihadist tendencies. The reason the Luxor mass-murdering cowardly jihadists got caught is, the local Egyptians who work there, or just live around there, got angry, ran after them, and beat all their asses.

Quartzite is a bit brittle for its weight, so when the quake hit and the statue tipped, it was pretty much over. I doubt that these repairs are going to hold very well, we’re looking at a lot of weight and a lot of nearly-vertical breaks.


23 posted on 03/24/2014 3:55:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: catbertz; SunkenCiv

Well, if the Muslims don’t do it, the feminists will for the making the man so much bigger than the woman.


24 posted on 03/24/2014 4:08:43 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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