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Tutankhamun Facts

Tutankhamun (King Tut) is likely the most famous of all the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, even so he was a short lived and fairly light ruler during a transitional period in history.

Little was known of Tutankhamun anterior to Howard Carters methodical detective work, but the discovery of his tomb and the amazing contents it held finally ensured this boy king of the Immortality he desired.

It is thought that Akhenaten and a lesser wife called Kiya were the parents of Tutankhaten, as Tutankhamun was famous at first.

Shortly after the deaths of Akhenaten and Smenkhkare, Tutankhaten got a Boy King at the age of about 9. He married a slimly older Ankhesenpaaten, one of the daughters of King Akhenaten and Nefertiti.

After the expelling of the Aten power base they changed their titles to Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun to meditate the return to favour of the Amun hierarchy.

Payable to his young age, Tutankhamun would not have been true for the real decision making. This would have been covered by two high officials, Ay perhaps the father of Nefertiti) and Horemheb, commander-in-chief of the regular army.

Sometime about the ninth year of the reign of Tutankhamun, maybe 1325 B.C., he died. There is evidence of an wound to the skull that had time to partly cure. He may have suffered an accident, such as dropping from his horse-drawn chariot, or possibly he was murdered. No one acknowledges. Ay supervised Tutankhamun's burial arrangements which endured 70 days.

Expected to Tutankhamun having no successors, Ay became Pharaoh and took Ankhesenamun as his queen to legalized his rule. What occurred to her after that is not known. Ay reigned for only four years and after his death Horemheb caught power. He soon obliterated prove of the reigns of Akhenaten, Tutankhamun and Ay and exchanged his own name on many monuments.

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The Golden Throne of Tutankhamun

The golden throne of Tutankhamun that Howard Carter discovered in the Antechamber beneath the hippopotamus couch is alike to the chair belonging to Sitamun. The style was common for royal chairs of the Eighteenth Dynasty. Rather of female torsos starting from the seat, however, the more established lions are in their place. Carved of wood, the armchair is extended in gold, and there is some silver overlay also. Calcite, Colored glass, faience and semi-precious stones are used for the inlays.


The etched plant motif between the feline-form legs has been taken by the robbers, but the good openwork design of the arms stays intact. On either side, a quick cobra wears the double crown and remains on a basket. Her outstretched wings put in the hieroglyphs for the "king of Upper and Lower Egypt" came by the sign for infinity (shen). A cartouche of the king is at the end of her wings on either face of the chair.

The back of the chair is endured by three vertical struts; the outer two are sliced with the king's Aton name, the middle one with that of the queen. Four hooded cobra with solar discs rise up in pairs between all of the supports. A carved and gilded scene with birds in a thicket appears on the outer rise of the back of the seat. In the triangular opening processed between the diagonal of the back and the vertical sustain on each side is a hooded cobra. The one on the left tires the red crown of Lower Egypt,meanwhile the one on the right has the white crown of Upper Egypt.

The iconography concerns to Atonist doctrines, but the calls of the king and queen looking on the chair use both the earlier (Aton) and afterward (Amon) forms. Such a combination indicate that the chair was likely produced rather early in Tutankhamun's reign, during the time period of transition to the orthodox religion.

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Tutankhamun Jewelry

Egyptians wore ornamental jewelry parts as accessories and as magical talismans.

Such jewels were generally made of gold, silver, and electrum, a natural metal of gold and silver, and mounted with multicolored precious stones and glass. The jewelry held symbols and amulets that would supply the wearer, revived or dead, with security, prosperity, survival, and extended life.

Within the swathes of the mummy of King Tutankhamun, 143 pieces of jewelry were seen. They dwell of necklaces, pendants,amulets, chains, collars earrings and ear ornaments, bangles and anklets, and finger rings, sheaths for fingers and toenails, and pectorals, a huge piece of jewelry endured on the chest.


The benefits of this jewels is not only in the color of the metal or beads, but as well in the originality of the design and fabrication techniques.

The cloisonne technique was applied in pectorals and pendants. The cloisonne technique made outlines of forms and symbols with gold wires that were then soldered to sheets of stuck gold and later raised with coloured stones or glass.

Filigree, a accomplished, lacelike cosmetic work of gold or silver wire, was generally used in buckles and clasps of gold. Granulation was the proficiency of creating different designs by bonding very small gold balls to the rise of gold sheets. The rocks used in the inlays were thought to have magical dimensions based on their colour.

Turquoise was well-mined in Sinai and its blue colour symbolized richness, good luck, and shelter against the evil eye.

Lapis lazuli might have been got to Egypt across the trade with Western Asiatic regions. Its dark blue color symbolized fertility and good luck.

Carnelian got from the Egyptian deserts. It changes from dark brown to light brown in colour and symbolise the warm blood of life. Another sort of carnelian is chalcedony. It is transparent and has a light green colour.

Amethyst was mined in the eastward desert near Aswan and in the westward desert near Abu Simbel. The shades of honey symbolized happiness and joy.

Feldspar was well-mined in the eastern desert. Its bright blue color symbolized great luck and fertility.

The scarab Khepri was thought the avatar of the morning sun. A relationship was made between the beetle, which winds its ball of eggs all day, and the development of the sun disk crosswise the sky.

The scarab beetle got a sign of good predict and a symbol of fertility and rejuvenation. Scarabs were generally made from blue rock or faience.

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Tutankhamun Mummy

Betwwen all we acknowledge about the Ancient Egyptian way of life and death, maybe the best interest has been in mummification. Fortunately, Tutankhamun mummy was intact, although not in as good a condition as was trusted. There are few royal mummies that last today, which have not at some time or other been stripped by robbers, who have torn the swathes and left the remains damaged and stripped to the atmosphere.

It was not until November 11th 1925 that the Tutankhamun mummy could be proved. How old was he actually? How did the King die? What did the King look like? The autopsy created a instead macabre view in the tomb. As Dr. Derry, Professor of Anatomy of the Egyptian University, who was dealing the examination, got his first moves. The first tears soon became manifest as the magnificent gold death mask which extended Tutankhamun head, shoulders and piece of his chest was securely stuck to the last of the coffin in which they had stayed for so long. This was due to unguents which had been streamed over the mummy after it had been settled in the coffin, which with the passing of time had preserved to a stony severity. The linen patches were in an exceedingly fragile shape and collapsed at the slightest touch. It proved unacceptable to unwrap the mummy layer by layer as they had desired. They had to track the bandages.


Enclosed in many another layers of wrappings were a huge number of personal and mystical graces. The King set with his arms across his body. Every arm, from the human elbow to the wrist, was covered with bangles of gold, silver and semi-precious rocks. It was not until the larger part of the bandages had been taken, that Tutankhamun stays could be raised from the coffin. The bandages that extended the head of the King appeared to be in a better state of conservation. The removal of the last bandage from the Kings face was an exceedingly delicate process, as the risk of damaging the kings features was crowning in their heads.

The face of the sovereign, who had ended his rule over three thousand years previous, was then revealed before them. A serene, complicated and cultured face, his holds were well formed and lips distinctly marked. His eyes were partially open and had in no path been interfered with, omit to be covered with fabric saturated with resin. His skin was very delicate and cracked, yet it was hard to realize that this was the face of a person, who lived 3324 years ago. The most amazing thing about the features was how surprisingly true the current artists had been. The amazing gold death mask is a highly right portrait. Dr. Derry complete that Tutankhamun would have been 18 or over, but under 20 when he died. The Pharaoh had died young, but there was no available clue as to whether or not he had fit his death by nature. This would only become realize at a later date when the pharaoh was X- rayed.

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Leopard Head in Tutankhamun Tomb

King Tutankhamun, the "boy king" ruled for 10 years and died at the age of nineteen. He left beyond a tomb full of incredible treasures that - surprisingly enough - was comparatively unplundered.

The tomb of Tutankhamun dominated many leopard heads like this gilded special one. This head dissents from others in having the king's cartouche radiate between the eyes. The leopard head raised a garment that simulated the animal's skin. This was the recognizable garment of the Sem priest.

Leopard Head in Tutankhamun Tomb

This head of a leopard was discovered in the antechamber in setting with robes. Its thought that priests, performing the opening of the mouth observance, attached it to their clothes while doing so. Its made of gilded wood, stone crystal, and coloured glass. A painting on the north wall of Tuts tomb indicates a priest wearing this ornament over the upper piece of his body, with the ornament leading down over his skirt.

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Tutankhamun Mask

Tutankhamun mask is made of gold decorated with colored glass and rich stone. The mask comes from the private mummy case in the pharaoh's tomb, and stands 54 cm high and weighs about 11kg.

The pharaoh is described in a classical manner, with a ceremonial beard, a broad collar processed of twelve concentric rows comprising of inlays of turquoise, lapis lazuli, carnelian and amazonite. The traditional nemes head-dress has yellow streaks of solid gold totaled by bands of glass paste, coloured dark blue. On the forehead of the mask are a crowned uraeus and a vulture's head, symbols of the two tutelary gods of Lower and Upper Egypt: Wadjet and Nekhbet. Higher Up his perfect golden cheeks, Tutankhamen has blue flower petals of lapis lazuli in imitation of the kohl makeup he would have endured in life.

Tutankhamun Mask (front and back face)

Tutankhamun is likely the most famous of each other Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, however he was a short lived and fairly insignificant ruler during a transitional time in history.

Little was identified of Tutankhamun prior to Howard Carters organized detective work, but the discovery of his tomb and the proud contents it held ultimately ensured this boy king of the Immortality he desired.

It is thought that Akhenaten and a lesser wife called Kiya were the parents of Tutankhaten, as Tutankhamun was recognized at first.

Shortly after the deaths of Akhenaten and Smenkhkare, Tutankhaten turned a Boy King at the age of about nine. He married a slimly older Ankhesenpaaten, daughter of Nefertiti and Akhenaten.

After the ousting of the Aten power base they transferred their names to Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun to ponder the return to favor of the Amun hierarchy.

Credited to his young age, Tutankhamun would not have been trusted for the real decision making. This would have been treated by two high officials, Ay (perhaps the father of Nefertiti) and Horemheb, commander-in-chief of the regular army.

Sometime around the ninth year of Tutankhamun's rule, maybe 1325 B.C., he died. There is prove of an wound to the skull that had time to partially heal. He may have endured an accident, such as dropping from his horse-drawn chariot, or maybe he was murdered. No one knows. Ay oversaw Tutankhamun's burial arranging which lasted seventy days.

Credited to Tutankhamun having no heirs, Ay became Pharaoh and got Ankhesenamun as his queen to legalized his rule. What occurred to her after that is not known. Ay reigned for only four years and afterward his death Horemheb caught power. He soon obliterated evidence of the rules of Akhenaten, Tutankhamun and Ay and exchanged his own name on many monuments.

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Tutankhamun's Death

For about one hundred years the secret of King Tutankhamun's death has been a who-done-it in the classic feel, with a number of suspects and various motifs, an uncertainty about the way of death and whether it was actually murder. Although he died about 1325 BC the wonders arising from the circumstances surrounding his death were buried with his mummy and its great treasure until Howard Carter excavated them in 1922.

Tutankhamun attained the throne, when he was at nine years old, upon the mysterious death of the previous pharaoh, called Akhenatun the Heretic. This heretical king had reversed the religious structure of the Egyptian society upside down during his rule and set the stage for the possible character assassination of Tutankhamun.

The first of the four most probably suspects in the possible murder of the boy king was a foreigner called Tutu, or Dudu, a member of the court of King Amenhotep III, and he extended as an official with the following Pharaoh Akhenatun.

At this time someone was tapping messages requesting aid from the army and as a result there were a number of doomed defeats. Suspicion fell upon the foreign Tutu and Akhenatun trusted to investigate and find the treasonist. Before anything could be concluded the king died under suspect conditions.

The new Pharaoh Tutankhamun, was young and unpracticed when he inherited this offensive character who was rumored to encourage discord amongst the members of the court. Some think that he had a hand in the feasible murder of the new king as well as the previous one. Whether for his own profit or at the command of another party stays to be seen.

At the early age of nine, Tutankhamun was unprepared to reign a kingdom but he had two experienced and serious men to make decisions in his mention. Aye was a superior priest with some royal blood that decreed as Vizier and as a regent of forms. Horemhab was the general in command of the regular army of Egypt and had a appreciation for power although without the royal bloodlines that would make him ready to be king.

These two men, the general and the priest, are the people, whether singly or in concert, that had the strongest needs for eliminating the young pharaoh. For the full ten years Tutankhamun occupied the throne of Egypt, Horemhab and the older Aye reigned in his name and became habituated to having the reins of power in their hands. By the time Tutankhamun had arrived at his late teens it is likely they saw the possible action of their power diminishing.

Just one other someone was in a position elevated sufficient to assassinate the young pharaoh and that would be his personal wife, Queen Ankhsenamun. Consequences after the kings death show that she was the least probably to have done the deed. When she found herself only on the throne she directed a message to the king of Hatti (nowadays Turkey), an foe of Egypt, demanding for one of his sons as a husband for herself. She composed to the Hittite king," Never shall I select a servant of mine and make him my husband. I am scared." Was this servant she mentioned to the priest Aye?

Suppiluliumas (The Hittite king) was supposed at first but finally sent his son Zannanza to wed the Egyptian queen and get for them an entire kingdom without fight. The young prince never made it to his marriage, he was assassinated on the way and queen Ankhsenamun was pushed to marry her servant the higher priest Aye. She had good cause to be afraid for she disappeared shortly after, from all view and record.

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Tutankhamun's Life

Tutankhamun (some called him King Tut) is likely the most famous of all the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, however he was a shortly lived and fairly insignificant ruler during a transitive period in history.

Little was notable of Tutankhamun prior to Howard Carters methodical investigator work, but the discovery of his tomb and the sticking contents it held ultimately ensured this boy king of the Immortality he desired.

It is thought that Akhenaten and a lesser wife called Kiya were the parents of Tutankhaten, as Tutankhamun was known firstly.

Shortly after the deaths of Akhenaten and Smenkhkare, Tutankhaten got a Boy King at the age of about nine. He married a slimly older Ankhesenpaaten, one of Akhenaten's daughters and Nefertiti.

After the expelling of the Aten power base they adjusted their names to Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun to meditate the return to favor of the Amun hierarchy.

Expected to his young age, Tutankhamun would not have been trusted for the real decision making. This would have been treated by two high officials, Ay (perhaps the father of Nefertiti) and Horemheb, commander-in-chief of the regular army.

Sometime approximately the ninth year of Tutankhamun's rule, perhaps 1325 B.C., he died. There is prove of an injury to the skull that had time to partly cure. He may have endured an accident, such as dropping from his horse-drawn chariot, or maybe he was murdered. That is unknown. Ay supervised Tutankhamun's burial arrangements which lasted seventy days.

Because Tutankhamun having no successors, Ay became Pharaoh and involved Ankhesenamun as his queen to legitimise his rule. What occurred to her after that is unknown. Ay ruled for only 4 years and after his death Horemheb caught power. He shortly obliterated evidence of the reigns of Akhenaten, Tutankhamun and Ay and exchanged his own name on some monuments.

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Tutankhamuns Children

In cooperation with the Cairo University s Staff of Medicine, the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) begun a scientific project to subject two mummified fetuses which have been put in at the university since their discovery in Tutankhamuns tomb in 1922 on Luxors westward bank. It is believed that the small bodies may be those of the young kings abortion children.

Farouk Hosni, (The Minister of Culture), declared the collaborative project today, overtime that the scientific team directed by Dr. Ashraf Selim, chief of Cairo Scan, and Dr. Yehia Zakaria of the National Research Center accomplished a CT scan on the two foetuses and took samples in order to carry out a DNA exams.

Dr. Zahi Hawass (Secretary General of the SCA) told that the study aims at identifying the lineage and the family of king Tutankhamun, especially his parents. The DNA test and the CT scan will may also help to discover the fetuses mother.


The issues of these studies, asserted Hawass, will also assist in identifying the mummy of queen Nefertiti, the wife of Pharaoh Akhenaton. Within the model of the SCAs project to CT scan all royal mummies for recognition, samples from several anonymous female mummies found at the Egyptian museum have been engaged for DNA testing.

All of the results will be equated and compared with each other, close with those of the mummy of the boy king Tutankhamun, which CT skimmed in 2005.

Hawass also signed a scientific accord with Dr. Ahmed Sameh, chancellor of the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, to prove Egypts second ever DNA science lab at the faculty. The first one is within the Egyptian Museum. Such a science lab, explained Dr. Hawass, will help scientists and researchers to accomplish scientific comparisons between the results supplied from both labs.

Dr. Hawass said that the forensic department at the faculty will study the bones discovered within the pyramid constructors cemetery on the Giza plateau, in order to learn of the diseases that they endured during their lifetimes and their rate ages at death.

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Khufu Facts and Death

Khufu was Born in c. 2620 BC
Khufu Birthplace in Egypt
Khufu died in c. 2566 BC
Egypt was the place where Khufu died
The reason of Khufu death is unspecified
Khufu Rests: His mummy which hidden and undiscovered tell now
His grammatical gender (Male)
Religious Belief (Old religion)
His race: Egyptian citizen
Khufu occupation (one of the most famous pharaohs of ancient Egypt)
The nationality of Khufu: Egypt
The summary: Famous Egyptian pharaoh died and buried in Egypt in the great pyramid at Giza

His Father was Pharaoh Sneferu (2613-2589 B.C.)
His Mother was Queen Hetepheres (Unknown information about her)
Khufu Wife (Queen Meretites)
Khufu Sons[Djedefra (heir Pharaoh, joined with queen Hetepheres II - Pharaoh Khafre - Kawab (joined with queen Hetepheres II)]
Khufu Daughters [Hetepheres II who married her brothers Djedefra and Kawab]

After Khufu Deith:

He told the building of his magnificent tomb, the Great Pyramid at Giza (Necropolis near the modern Cairo). The Pyramid comprises of about 2.4 million rocks, with individual stones averaging about 2 and a half tons each, carried up to 500 miles to the work point. Construction is thought to have taken about 20 years, with a workforce figured as high as 300,000, all supervised by Khufu's nephew, Hemiunu, who may have been the Pyramid's designer. It is unsure whether these workers were slaves, as there is some prove that at least some of them taken a nominal pay. At its closing Khufu's great Pyramid was the greatest man-made building on Earth, every side evaluating more than 75,000 feet in distance. It is the last of the basic Seven Wonders of the World still resisting. The internal chamber where Khufu was buried has been discovered and explored by archaeologists, but his rests have never been determined.

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Khufu Facts

Khnum-Khufu that is the full name of king Khufu. It's means "[The god] Khnum protects me". The Greek authors who offered the first histories of Egypt assure us that Khufu--whom they named Cheops--was a concentrated man who offended Egypt's gods and forced his people into slaveholding. But this is unfair. Other analysis of the historical record shows that Khufu, the second king of the fourth dynasty of the Old Kingdom, reigned Egypt for around 23 years (c. 2551-2528 B.C.). His period was a prosperous and pacific one, and he never enslaved his citizens.

King Snefru, one of the famous pharaohs of ancient Egypt, father of King Khufu, had been an impressive pyramid constructor, constructing not one, but three huge pyramids. Hetepheres, was his mother, Snefru's chief wife. American archaeologist George Reisner discovered a deep shaft covered close by Khufu's pyramid in 1925. At the base of the shaft was a limited room packed with Hetepheres' burial equipment, taking on a bed, a headrest, a carrying chair, a collection of rare silver bracelets, a range of cosmetics, and lots of pottery. Mysteriously, the alabaster sarcophagus was stripped. To date, the queen's body has not been got.

Khufu had different wives, as was the custom with Egyptian families, and many children. Meritetes, the wife of Khufu, was the mother of Djedefre, the king who followed Khufu. Henutsen, the wife of Khufu also, was the mother of king Khafre (Chephren in Greeks culture) who succeeded Djedefre as king. Khafre who constructed the second pyramid at Giza.

At the end of the day, our realizing of individuals and their complicated relationships nearly five thusands years ago, must be subject to a huge dose of caution, and humility, particularly in Egypt, where two-thirds of the country stays covered in sand and totally unexcavated, and where 99% of what we believe to be true comes from 1% of the population, royalty. And even then, what we believe we know is based on what this privileged few, mostly men, needed us to believe, as described on the walls of their tombs and temples.

Many conditions, such as science, maths and physics, have developed, amended, and, in some examples, completely reinvented themselves over a cross of thousands of years. Egyptology, then again, is in its infancy, having existed for just two centuries. Why, then, can we not remain to evolve our understanding of its most iconic forms or, at the same least, question them; such as king Khufu, the would be author of the world most known signature the Great Pyramid of Giza. The most famous place in Egypt, and the one that seems on almost every Egypt tour package, this is the oldest and biggest of the pyramids on the Giza.

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Thutmose III Foreign Policy

For twenty two years Hatshepsut ruled in sapience and peace; Thutmose III followed with a rule of many warfares.

Syria got advantage of the death of Hatshepsut to revolt; it did not appear likely to the Syrians that a fellow of twenty two, would be able to keep the empire made by his father. But Thutmose depart in the very year of his access, marched his army over Kantara and Gaza at 20 miles per day, and faced up the rebel forces at Megiddo, a small town so strategically placed between the competition Lebanon ranges on the route from Egypt to the Euphrates that it has been the Armageddon of innumerable wars from that day to (General Allenby's).

In the very pass where in 1918 the British overcome the Turks, Thutmose III, about 3397 years before, overcome the Syrians and their friends. Then Thutmose moved victorious through west of Asia, conquering, taxing and levying protection, and returned to Thebes in triumph 6 months after his leaving.

This was the first of 15 military campaigns in which the winning Thutmose made Egypt master of the Mediterranean sea world. Not just did he conquer, but he prepared and organized, everywhere he left doughty forts and capable governors. The first man in identified history to recognize the grandness of sea power, he established a fleet that saved the Near East effectively in leash. The spoils that he captured became the creation of Egyptian art in the time period of the Empire; the tribute that he beat from Syria gave his people an heavy ease, and created a new class of artists who engaged all Egypt with precious things.

We may vaguely figure the wealth of the new imperial government when we ensure that on one occasion the treasury was capable tc measure out 9000 pounds of gold and silver metal. Trade expanded in Thebes as never before; the temples moaned with offerings; and at Karnak the proud Promenade and Festival Hall raised to the greater glory of deity and king. Then the King withdrawn from the battlefield, designed concentrated vases, and gave himself to secret administration. His vizier or superior minister said of him, as tired secretaries were to tell of Napoleon: "Lo, His Majesty was one who knew what occurred; there was nothing of which he was uneducated; he was the deity of knowledge in everything; there was irrespective that he did not achieved."

He passed out after a rule of 32 (some say 54) years, having made Egyptian leadership in the Mediterranean sea world accomplished.

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Thutmose III Statues

Greywacke statue of Thutmose III (1479-1425 BC) from Karnak area. The 90cm statue was discovered in the Karnak in 1904.

The statue is of a exceptionally advanced standard and has a soft superior that makes it appear very human. He is standing with his left foot ahead and is holding symbols of authority. He is bearing the Nemes head-dress and it has a Uraeus and royal byssus. He is as well wearing a kilt, and a bang with his name in a cartouche. The face presents Thutmose as forever young.

The Karnak Cachette is the greatest ever find of statues going out from Early Dynastic to the Greco-Roman time period. Georges Legrain, working under the oversight of Gaston Maspero excavated the cachette in 1904 by opportunity in the Courtyard of the Karnak temple at Luxor (ancient Thebes). The assures included the famous statue Tutankhamun as the god Khonsu.


This half statue one time represented a standing triad of king Thutmose III with the gods Mut and Amun. The king (center) wears a shortly shendyt kilt and an particular broad collar. Small cartouches marked with his royal names decorate the belt plugging the dagger at his shank. Each of the king's arms embraces the god flanking his slope.


This great statue of Thutmose III wearing the White Crown was excavated at the temple of the solar god and god of war, Montu at Medamud the ancient Madu. This king is represented in a position of adoration and an inscription on the back column describes him as (the beloved of Montu Lord of Madu). The statue's position in the ground stimulated major deterioration on its left face. Sufficient remains on the right face to demontrate that this was a superior work of sculpture in the developed style regular during the later years of the Thutmose III rule.

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