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Statue of Queen Teje (?) found in Kom El-Hettan

 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Statue of Queen Teje (?) found in Kom El-Hettan Reply with quote

After Ahram Online already at the beginning of March this year wrote about the discovery of 66 statues of the goddess Sachmet (whole and in parts) and a nearly 2.50 m high seat statue of pharaoh Amenhotep III. (made from black granite), now a statue of a queen (presumably Teje) saw, during the erection of the lower part of an alabaster colossus of the king and beside his right leg, after three thousand years the light of the Egyptian sun again:
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(Via EEF am 23.03.2017)

Ministry of Antiquities - Press Release (23.03.2017) :

"The European Egyptian mission working in King Amenhotep III funerary temple at Kom Al-Hittan area on Luxor west bank, has uncovered a beautifully carved statue possibly of Queen Tiye. Tiye was the wife of king Amenhotep III and grandmother of the boy king Tutankhamun. The newly discovered statue is carved in alabaster and uncovered beside the right leg of the lower part of a statue of her husband King Amenhotep III. Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Khaled El-Enany describes the queen statue as "beautiful, distinguished and unique." He said that it is the first time to find an alabaster statue of Queen Tiye inside the temple as all her previously discovered ones were carved in quartzite. Dr. Hourig Sourouzian, Head of the mission said that the queen statue was accidentally discovered while lifting up the lower part of king Amenhotep III colossus. The Queen statue was found beside the right leg of the king's colossus. Dr. Sourouzian asserted that the statue is in a very good conservation condition and it still keeps its ancient colours. Consolidation work and ine restoration are to be carried out on the statue."

Picture (MoA) : Queen and Minister .

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

" Archaeologists unearth statue of Queen Tiye in Egypt's Luxor " (Ahram Online - Nevine El-Aref, 23.03.2017)

" In photos: New statue discovered depicting Queen Tiye, King Amenhotep III's wife " (Egypt Independent, 23.03.2017)

About the project in generally, with 3D-reconstruction of the temple complex ...

" Conservation work at the temple of Amenhotep III at Thebes, By The Colossi of Memnon and Amenhotep III Temple Conservation Project " (Gerda Henkel Stiftung - Christina Verbeek, 22.12.2016)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

" King Tut's Grandmom? Huge Alabaster Statue Unearthed Along Nile " (Live Science - Jeanna Bryner, 24.03.2017)
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A "unique" carved alabaster statue that may represent King Tut's grandmother ― Queen Tiye ― has been unearthed on the west bank of Luxor along the Nile River, archaeologists with Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities announced yesterday (March 23).

The statue, which looks to be life-size in images released by the ministry, was found accidentally when workers lifted the lower part of the colossal statue of King Amenhotep III, the ninth ruler of ancient Egypt's 18th Dynasty, who lived from about 1390 to 1352 B.C. The statue, dating back around 3,400 years, was situated next to the king's right leg, according to the mission leader, Hourig Sourouzian. ...

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