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Statue of King Tut's Granddad Unearthed

Likeness of Amenhotep III stands more than four feet tall
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2010 3:36 AM CDT
Statue of King Tut's Granddad Unearthed
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.
(Read more King Tut stories.)

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