Statue of King Tut's Granddad Unearthed

Likeness of Amenhotep III stands more than four feet tall
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Oct 4, 2010 3:36 AM CDT
Ahmenhotep III ruled nearly 3,400 years ago.   (AP Photo/Supreme Council of Antiquities ,HO)

(Newser) – The King Tut news just keeps coming: There was the mystery of his death (solved!), the curse of his grave, and who can forget: the case of his missing penis. Now, Egyptologists are excited to report they've found a limestone statue of the Boy King's grandfather. The sculpture of Amenhotep III stands about four feet tall and three feet wide and depicts the pharaoh seated on a throne wearing the double crown of Egypt, notes CNN. "The statue is one of the best new finds in the area because of its expert craftsmanship," said an expert.

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