Art History in the News: Amenhotep III’s Giant Head

I know this is several weeks old, but still….

From Science Daily:  Giant stone head of ancient Egypt’s King Amenhotep III discovered.

“A colossal red granite head of ancient Egypt’s King Amenhotep III (circa 1390-1352 BC) has been discovered in his funerary temple of the Kom El -Hettan area on Luxor’s West Bank.”

From Egypt’s Golden Empire: Pharaohs of the Sun

For those who are reading this on Kindle, Pharoah Amenhotep III was a New Kingdom Era Pharoah managed to keep Egypt from being invaded by rival kingdoms with not violence,  but with tablets written with text.  In my opinion, this represents a Crowning Moment Of Awesome.  The ability to stave off multiple kingdoms from attacking your kingdom without violence shows incredible talent and charisma.

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