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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


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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