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Archaeologists in Egypt discover Ptolemaic king statue

Archaeologists in Egypt said that they have discovered a headless stonework statue more than 2,000 years old belonging to an anonymous Ptolemaic-era king.

Statement by the Supreme Council of Antiquities says an Egyptian-Dominican team made the finding at the temple of Taposiris Magna, west of the coastal city of Alexandria.

Archaeology chief Zahi Hawass says the well-preserved statue may be among the most gorgeous carvings in the ancient Egyptian style. He says the statue could belong to King Ptolemy IV.

Ptolemaic king statue

Ptolemaic king statue

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The statue’s height is 53 inches (135 centimeters) and its width at the shoulders is 22 inches (55 centimeters).

Alexandria was the bench of the Greek-speaking Ptolemaic Dynasty, which ruled Egypt for 300 years, until the suicide of Queen Cleopatra.

May 5th, 2010 at 5:08 pm


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