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Statue of Amenhotep III (Neb-Maat-Ra) and Sobek c.1390-1352 BC. Carved from Calcite (Egyptian Alabaster) and was found in the the Sobek temple at Dahamsha during 1967 by workers digging of the Armant Canal in a shaft closed by the sandstone slab - the slab slid into place on two bronze wheels.

Sobek is seated in a human form with the crocodile head and  his right hand holds the Ankh giving life to the youthful Amenhotep III.  The King is wearing the Nemes headdress, with the uraeus and royal beard. 

The statue was later usurped by Ramesses II.  The back is carved with 5 vertical hieroglyphics lines showing the King's name and titles.



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