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6/4/05 at 9:47PM
Statue of Egyptian pharaoh found after nearly 3,600 years
Officials said on Saturday that the statue was unusual in that the king is depicted holding hands with a double of himself, although the second part of the carving remains under the sand and its form has been determined by the use of imaging equipment.
Archeologists unearthed the 1.8 metre (six foot) tall statue, as they were carrying out repairs around Karnak Temple in the southern city of Luxor, Egypt’s antiquities chief Zahi Hawass told reporters.
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