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Why do Egyptian statues have missing noses ?

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Black Red Devil

Wasn't the nose of the sphinx defaced by a cannonball fired by Napoleon's soldiers?

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AllPossible

Interesting I was told that is was something else but this makes more sense. 

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AstralHorus

Racism runs deep

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Big Jim

Just because the ancient Egyptians believed that stuff about spirits doesn't mean that the grave robbers who came later believed that too.  Tomb raids didn't happen all at once so it could have been a way keep track of where they had been before.  Kind of like checkmarks on a list, grab the gold, whack the nose and move on.

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RabidMongoose
18 hours ago, UM-Bot said:

Tomb robbers may have deliberately defaced statues and artwork to prevent spirits from seeking revenge.

https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/326355/why-do-egyptian-statues-have-missing-noses

Wasn't that the Persians defacing every statue they saw as Greek (Egypt got conquered by them)?

They were removing the `Greek Nose` from everything.

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Ell

Those nose break off due to differences in the heat capacity of the small nose and the relatively far larger head. They simply fracture because the nose heats up - i.e. expands - and cools down - i.e. shrinks - faster than the larger head.
 

Pff! Any five year old might tell you that.

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HorusonofRah

Are these people serious? LMFAO.

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Captain Risky
17 hours ago, HorusonofRah said:

Are these people serious? LMFAO.

no body really nose.

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LucidElement
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Question:

Why do Egyptian statues have missing noses ?

 

I give up why?  lol

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HoboMoo

I recently went to Egypt and they say the Roman's came and destroyed the noses

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