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Smoothly polished, and showing "youthful sculpted features," the 2.5 metre high head belonged to a statue of Amenhotep III in a standing position wearing the Upper Egyptian white crown.
"Hundreds of sculptures of this ferocious feline were commissioned by King Amenhotep III, perhaps as a means to combat some adversity, such as a plague."
In 1817, Belzoni discovered the tombs of Amenhotep III, Ramses I, Merneptah, and Ay, as well as the entrance to the sepulcher of Seti I, Ramses I's son.
One fine monument that suffered this fate was a columned temple at Elephantine dedicated by King Amenhotep III to Khnum, lord of the cataract region.
The sculpture is believed to be from the time of King Tut's grandfather, the pharaoh Amenhotep III, who ruled in the 14th century B.C.
Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, stated in a press release that the statue's dimensions are 5 metres long, 3.5 metres high, and 1.5 metres wide, and it is believed to belong to Amenhotep III of the 18th Dynasty.
Now for the monumental: a two-metre-high granite figure of Sekhmet Enthroned made during the reign of Amenhotep III (1390-1352 BC).
They belonged to a housewife called Merit and her husband Kha, who was an architect to Joann's favourite pharaoh, Amenhotep III. Joann is entranced by their kitchens, their toiletries and even their love lives.
The glass fragment was given to Swansea Museum in 1959 and circumstantial evidence suggests it came from the tomb of queen Tiye, who was Amenhotep III's wife.
Two pharaohs who came before Akhenaten - Amenhotep III and Tuthmosis IV - seem to have had similar physiques.
Akhenaten's parents, Amenhotep III and Tiye, were most probably healthy.