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The Luxor Temple Hidden Statues
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About The Luxor Temple Hidden Statues
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On the southwestern side of the forecourt of Amenhotep the Third at Luxor Temple, a group of statues of royalty and deities was excavated in early AD 1989. A hole was dug in the court to determine why some columns and architraves, the lowest part of the horizontal architectural block that rests on top of the columns, were shifting, which was endangering the temple and visitors.

The excavations uncovered a hidden storage place that contained 26 well-preserved statues of kings, queens, and deities. The nine most important artifacts from the group are now on exhibit in the Luxor museum.

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