The discovery of the temple of Amenhotep III

A movie directed by Antoine Chéné.

In Luxor, the colossi of Memnon, on the left bank of the river Nile, in EGYPT, marked the entrance to the biggest temple ever built by a Pharaoh, the temple of Amenhotep III. Since early 2000, an international team led by Hourig Sourouzian, an egyptologist specializing in the sculpture of the Pharaohs, is bringing back to life this temple, whose remains, with the exception of the two Memnon colossi, have all disappeared. Thus, the team have unearthed another six colossi, each measuring more than 10 meters high, as well as more than 150 statues of Sehkmets, the goddesses bearing a lion’s head on a female body, each of them about two meters high. In addition, many sphinxes, royal statues and others relics have been found.

Filmed since 2004, we follow all the major phases of this project, which has served to highlight the spectacular discoveries, realizing in the process the grandiose character of  this temple, constructed by a Pharaoh in times of peace and prosperity. "
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