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One of the many weathered statues adorning the Temple of Ramses III, part of the Karnak temple complex.

One of the many weathered statues adorning the Temple of Ramses III, part of the Karnak temple complex.

Most Egyptian funerary mask are made of solid gold, but in 1939, archaeologist, Pierre Montet, discovered the tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes, & his entire sarcophagus is pure silver, the only one ever discovered. Its discovery had little fan fare because it was the eve of World War II, & Egyptologists didn't want it to fall into enemy hands. The discovery is revered to be equal to the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922, but most of the world is unaware of its existence.

Most Egyptian funerary mask are made of solid gold, but in 1939, archaeologist, Pierre Montet, discovered the tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes, & his entire sarcophagus is pure silver, the only one ever discovered. Its discovery had little fan fare because it was the eve of World War II, & Egyptologists didn't want it to fall into enemy hands. The discovery is revered to be equal to the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922, but most of the world is unaware of its existence.

This is the mummy case of Princess Sitamun, daughter of Amunhotep III and Queen Tiye, and very probably the mother of King Tutankhamun.

This is the mummy case of Princess Sitamun, daughter of Amunhotep III and Queen Tiye, and very probably the mother of King Tutankhamun.

Statue of Ramesses II in Karnak Temple in Luxor Egypt - Karnak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Statue of Ramesses II in Karnak Temple in Luxor Egypt - Karnak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Statue of Maya and Merit, 1320 B.C. - Click image to find more History Pinterest pins

Statue of Maya and Merit, 1320 B.C. - Click image to find more History Pinterest pins

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