Statue of Tutankhamun

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 18 July 2016

The king presents an abundance of offerings, including lotus blossoms, bunches of grapes, pomegranates, and ducks hung by their feet. These are for his father "Amun-Ra", the god in whose temple the statue was placed. The facial features are Tutankhamun's, but the text on the back-pillar attributes the statue to Horemheb, who usurped it after taking the throne. He erased from every monument the memory of Tutankhamun and other rulers linked to the despised Amarna Period. 18th Dynasty, reign of Tutankhamun, circa 1336-1327 BCE. From the temple of Amun-Ra at Thebes, Karnak, Egypt. (The British Museum, London).

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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