20 tonne statues arrive at British Museum ahead of Egyptian

The British Museum saw the arrival of 3 colossal statues as part of an international tour.  The statues depict the Egyptian god Hapy, King Ptolemy II and his sister Queen Arsinoe.

The statue of Hapy - carved in prink granite -stands at 5.4 metres tall and was found at the entrance of Amun-Gereb temple in the sunken city of Thonies-Heracleion.  The other two statues weigh approximately 20 tonnes.

The exhibition is due to open on 19 May and will run until 27 November.

Read the full story at Ahram Online.


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