>Queen Tiye and Amenhotep III

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Egyptian and European archaeologists have announced they have discovered a giant statue of Queen Tiye, the wife of the 18th dynasty Pharaoh Amenhotep III on the site of the Colossi of Memnon. The statue stands 3.62 meters high (almost 12 feet).

According to the archaeologists, the statue was discovered around the site of the massive Colossi of Memnon twin statues that look down on the road to Luxor’s famed Valley of the Kings. In addition, “two sphinxes representing Tiye and Amenhotep III as well as 10 statues in black granite of the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet, who protected the pharaohs,” were also found by the archaeologists.

Read the news release by clicking here.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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