Intact Colossus of Egypt's Queen Tiye Found

Intact Colossus of Egypt's Queen Tiye Found
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Egyptian workers pull an inscribed block that once belonged to base of the southern colossus at the second pylon of the temple of Amenhotep III on March 27, 2008.

The move will take the block to a safer location away from groundwater, where the artifact will be cleaned for conservation and carefully documented.

Archaeologists are hoping to collect all the pieces and reassemble the colossus statue, as well as others at the site, to create a unique open-air museum.

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