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Armenian archeologist finds colossus of pharaoh Amenhotep III

18:25, 17.02.2012 Region: World News Theme: Society, Culture

An Armenian archeologist found alabaster colossus of pharaoh Amenhotep III.

The colossus was discovered by Gurik Suruzyan during the excavation of Amenhotep’s temple in the western part of Egypt’s Luxor.

The experts think the finding is a northern clone of Colossus of Memnon and is made of stone carved in Hatnub quarries.

According to the archeologists, the statues fell as a result of an earthquake, press service of the ICOMOS / Armenia informs Armenian News-NEWS.am.

In an e-mail Gurik Suruzyan, ICOMOS/Armenia employee, said that only a few days ago the colossus of Amenhotep III was transported to its original place. The opening ceremony of the colossus is scheduled for March 1.

Armenia News - NEWS.am

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