Raising Amenhotep III's colossus
|Attempt to lift the colossus [Credit: AhramOnline]|
In 2011 the restoration work was completed and Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim is to witness the raising of the colossi at its original location.
|The colossus upright [Credit: AhramOnline]|
Ibrahim described the colossus as a masterpiece of ancient Egyptian royal sculpture. It is 13 metres tall and depicts King Amenhotep III seated on a decorated throne and accompanied by a very well preserved statue of his wife Queen Tiye.
Author: Nevine El-Aref | Source: Ahram Online [March 03, 2012]