Herodotus Returns

One-ton statue of Egyptian Pharaoh discovered in Sudan
January 2, 2010, 8:31 am
Filed under: Egypt | Tags: , ,

An American expedition in Sudan has found a one-ton statue of the Egyptian pharaoh, Taharqa.

Taharqa was a pharaoh of the 25th dynasty of Egypt. This was a period of Kushite rule, which means that Taharqa and his fellow rulers were from Nubia and drew their power-base from there.

In addition to Taharqa, archaeologists have found statues of two other Napatan kings at the site – Senkamanisken and Aspelta, neither of whom controlled Egypt…

In her blog Dr Rocheleau describes the Taharqa statue as, “more than life-size and weighs over one ton.”

The Taharqa and Senkamanisken statues have “great muscular bodies with an inscribed back pillar… and lovely feet on the statue base, but we are missing their heads and their lower legs.”

More on Taharqa.


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