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Statue of Queen Tiye unearthed in Luxor


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Archaeologists unearth statue of Queen Tiye in Egypt's Luxor

A unique statue, possibly of Queen Tiye, the wife of King Amenhotep III and grandmother of King Tutankhamun, has been unearthed at her husband's funerary temple in Kom El-Hittan on Luxor's west bank. The exciting find was made by the European-Egyptian mission, working under the umbrella of the German Archaeological Institute.

Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany who visited the site to inspect the discovery, described the staute as "unique and distinghuised". He told Ahram Online that no alabaster statues of Queen Tiye have been found before now.

Read more: Ahram Online

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Interesting, but the news article link says there was another statue that was possibly misidentified, so we'll wait and see.

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