Statue that fell 3K years ago stands again

December 15, 2014 3:59 PM

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Statue that fell 3K years ago stands again

The statue was re-erected the king's funerary temple, which is already known for its Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III shown here. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

In 1200BC, an earthquake took down a 43-foot statue of Amenhotep III, the grandfather of Tutankhamun. More than 3,200 years later, it's once again standing in Egypt, thanks to archaeologists who reassembled its 89 sizable pieces and many smaller fragments.

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