Sekhmet statues found at Luxor

Black granite statues of the ancient Egyptian goddess Sekhmet have been unearthed at Luxor.

Image - Ahram online
"The statues depict the goddess Sekhmet in her usual form, sitting on the throne with a human body and lioness's head...Mansour Boreik, supervisor of Luxor antiquities, told Ahram online that the statues are very well preserved and each one is two metres tall. He continued saying that the newly discovered statues prove Amenhotep III's funerary temple was once filled with Sekhmet statues of different sizes and shapes, similar to his temple on the east bank of Luxor, known as goddess Mut temple. This temple acted as a symbol of stability and prosperity during Amenhotep III's reign."   

More Sekhmet statues unearthed at Amenhotep III's temple in Luxor.


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