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Enormous Statue of Pharaoh Found in Egypt

Archaeologists found an enormous 42-foot tall statue of Amenhotep III in Egypt, and the news bring about the poem Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley to my mind:

The statue consists of seven large quartzite blocks and still lacks a head and was actually first discovered in the 1928 and then rehidden, according to the press release from the country’s antiquities authority. Archaeologists expect to find its twin in the next digging season.

Excavation supervisor Abdel-Ghaffar Wagdi said two other statues were also unearthed, one of the god Thoth with a baboon’s head and a six foot (1.85 meter) tall one of the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet.

“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”


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