Intact Colossus of Egypt's Queen Tiye Found

Intact Colossus of Egypt's Queen Tiye Found
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An Egyptian worker cleans a newly found sphinx with the head of Amenhotep III on March 27, 2008. The statue was recently unearthed at the king's sprawling mortuary temple, ancient Egypt's largest. Archaeologists also found a now headless sphinx that represented his favorite wife, Queen Tiye.

The sphinx statue was meant to express the owner's influence, according to Hourig Sourouzian, the archaeologist who is leading the excavations at the temple.

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