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From A Secret Voyage by Zahi Hawass and Sandro Vannini

Statue of Amenhotep III – New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty – From Luxor Temple Cachette, Eastern Thebes – Luxor Museum – This huge statue (249 cm) made of pink quartzite was found in the Luxor cachet in 1989. The statue represents King Amenhotep III standing on a sledge, wearing the double crown of ‘Both Lands’. The king is depicted as a young man. The back of the statue suffered damage during the reign of Akhenaten who ordered the name of the god Amun be removed from all monuments.

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