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Sep 15, 2023

Egyptian Museum Shares Rare Images of King Menkaure Statues Discovery

The photos capture the moment when the ancient artefacts were unearthed in 1908.

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Posted to their official Facebook page, the Egyptian Museum has just released a set of rare photographs which immortalise the moment a group of statues of King Menkaure were discovered in Giza in 1908.

Part of Harvard University’s Giza Project, the dig uncovered statues dating back to the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom era (2490 - 2472 BC).The historic discovery is documented stage by stage in this set of images, which follow the process of the statues’ excavation.


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