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    Massive Head Of Pharaoh Unearthed In Egypt
    Large Head Of Pharaoh Amenhotep III Made Of Red Granite Unearthed In
    Luxor Temple
    Feb. 28, 2010

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's Culture Ministry says a team of Egyptian
    and European archaeologists has unearthed a large head made of red
    granite of an ancient pharaoh who ruled Egypt some 3,400 years ago.

    A ministry statement Sunday said the team discovered the head of
    Amenhotep III wearing the traditional white crown of the southern
    kingdom buried in the pharaoh's mortuary temple on the west bank of
    the Nile in the southern city of Luxor.

    Head of the team, German-Armenian Egyptologist Hourig Sourouzian, said
    the head is part of a huge statue of Amenhotep discovered last year.
    The head is still missing part of the ceremonial beard which she
    thinks is still under the sand.

    Two statues of Amenhotep made of black granite were found in March in
    the same temple.

    From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress