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AP Photo This undated photo released by Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities on Thursday, shows a statue of ancient pharaoh Amenhotep III which was found by an excavation team clearing out a temple dedicated to the pharaoh, on the west bank of the Nile in the southern city of Luxor, in Egypt. A team of Egyptian and European archaeologists has discovered two large statues of Amenhotep III who ruled Egypt some 3,400 years ago, the country's archaeology chief Zahi Hawass said Thursday.

2 statues of ancient pharaoh found

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CAIRO (AP) -- A team of Egyptian and European archaeologists has discovered two large statues of an ancient pharaoh who ruled Egypt some 3,400 years ago, the country's archaeology chief said Thursday.

The two statues of Amenhotep III were found while the excavation team was clearing out a temple dedicated to him on the west bank of the Nile in the southern city of Luxor, according to a statement by Zahi Hawass, head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

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