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Statue of King Thutmose III


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 21 July 2016
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The King wears the white crown of Upper Egypt, with a protective cobra emblem, representing the goddess Wadjyt. A long flaring beard has broken away. The hands are in a position of devotion. For stylistic reasons, the identity of this king seems certain, but his name on the belt was erased, when the statue was usurped. King Ramesses II put cartouches with his names (both on the belt and shoulders) and his son, Merenptah, added a pair on the chest. 18th Dynasty, reign of Thutmose III, circa 1479-1425 BCE. From the temple of Amun-ra at Thebes, Karnak, Egypt. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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