A magnificent granite statue of the Goddess Sekhmet was uncovered on Tuesday 15/1/2013 in the Temple of Goddess Mut south of Karnak temple in Luxor, said Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibraheem.
A team of US researchers was setting tiles in the second hall of the temple when it came across the masterpiece.
In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet was originally the warrior goddess as well as goddess of healing for Upper Egypt. She is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. It was said that her breath created the desert. She was seen as the protector of the pharaohs and led them in warfare.