Baboon God Statue Found in Ancient Egyptian Ruins: Archaeologists have discovered fragments of a statue of a pharaoh and an ancient god during a routine excavation at Luxor.
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Baboon God Statue Found in Ancient Egyptian Ruins
Baboon God Statue Found in Ancient Egyptian Ruins
Baboon God Statue Found in Ancient Egyptian Ruins

Archaeologists have discovered fragments of a statue of a pharaoh and an ancient god during a routine excavation at what was once the largest temple in ancient Egypt, culture minister Farouk Hosni said on Thursday.

According to Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, the fragments -- the legs of King Amenhotep III and a bust of the god Hapi depicted as a baboon -- were uncovered in the ruins of Amenhotep’s mortuary temple on the west bank of Luxor, Upper Egypt.

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