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30/01/1989 The Luxor statue cache is unearthed

It is a grouping of Ancient Egyptian statues, discovered in Luxor, beneath the solar court of the 18th dynasty Pharaoh Amenhotep III. The cache was buried during the Roman conversion of the area into a military camp. Originally, five statues were found at a three foot depth below a covering layer of small stones; eventually 26 statues were uncovered.

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