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Rare statue of God Amon Temple servant unearthed

Rare statue of God Amon Temple servant unearthed
trefwoorden: Egypte - beeld - Amon - 1500 BCE
A limestone statue of Kakar, one of the servants of God Amon latest temple was unearthed in the area of Tel Basta in Zagazig, Sharqiya governorate.
Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni said a mission of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) also discovered the remains of octagonal-shaped limestone columns with hieroglyphic inscriptions dating back to the same era of the statue, the Modern Kingdom (1550-1069 BC).
He said this confirms the existence of other parts of the temple built by King Ramses II, expected to be discovered soon.
SCA Secretary General Zahi Hawas said the 70 centimetres tall statue depicts Kakar in the sitting position wearing a wig, with engravings of Hat-Hor, ancient Pharaonic goddess of love and beauty, adorning the statue at the front, in addition to hieroglyphic inscriptions on its pedestal.

Lees verder bij: Egyptian State Information Service (15 augustus 2003)