12 March 2013

Egypt: 14 Statues of Ancient Egyptian Goddess of War Unearthed

Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim said that fourteen black granite statues of Sikhmet, the Pharaonic Egypt goddess of war, were unearthed by a German archeological mission during excavation works being carried out at the Amenhotep III temple in Kom al-Heitan in Luxor's West Bank.

The find emphasizes the prominent role played by this goddess during the era of King Amenhotep III, who was keen on building statues glorifying her, said the minister in statements on Monday 11/3/2013.

The official in charge of Luxor antiquities Mansour Breik said that the discovered statues all depict the human-bodied-and-lioness-headed goddess sitting on a throne, adding the statues are two meters high.

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