ISNA / According to the latest news, three huge statues of rams were discovered in the street of one of the Egyptian temples.
Archaeologists say they have unearthed three huge statues of the head of a ram south of the Karnak Pass in Egypt’s Luxor region. The Karnak Temple was built between 4,000 and 2,000 years ago, and much of it was dedicated to Amun, one of the gods of ancient Egypt. The Krank Temple complex covers an area of 100 hectares.
The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism announced the discovery of these three statues in a passage built during the reign of Ptolemy, one of the pharaonic dynasties of Egypt.
In the past, these ram head sculptures were part of larger sculptures with sphinx-like bodies. The statues were located on a 2.7-kilometer-long main street that connects the Karnak Temple and the Luxor Temple. This street is usually referred to as the Sphinx Street and has a total of about 700 statues. Since most of the Sphinx statues left on this street date back to the reign of Nektanbus I, it is believed that this street has existed since at least the beginning of the 18th dynasty.
According to the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt, Egyptologists are trying to restore the three statues to be placed on the trunks of the statues left on this street.
Archaeologists have also unearthed the remains of a statue of a snake, believed to have originally been placed on top of one of the ram statues. Therefore, experts are trying to put this statue in the same place again.