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The Goddess Hathor


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 15 July 2016
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This bust comes from a triad statue that showed King Amenhotep III flanked by the god Osiris and the goddess Hathor. It is one of the numerous statues which adorned Amenhotep III's mortuary temple at Thebes. Some 150 years later, when the temple was destroyed by an earthquke, this and other statues were reused in the nearby mortuary temple of Merenptah. 18th Dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III, circa 1390-1352 BCE. From Western Thebes, mortuary temple of Merenptah, Egypt; originally from the nearby mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. (The British Museum, London).

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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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