Two of the statues of the goddess Sekhmet.

Eight More Statues of the Ancient Egyptian Goddess Sekhmet Found in Luxor


Eight statues of the goddess Sekhmet have been discovered in the temple of Amenhotep III at Kôm El-Hettan on the west bank of the Nile. The black granite statues were found during excavations which are a part of the Colossi of Memnon and Amenhotep III Temple Conservation Project led by Armenian Egyptologist Hourig Sourouzian.

According to Ahram Online, the statues show Sekhmet with a with a tripartite wig and a long, tight-fitting dress. The tallest of the newly-discovered statues is 1.9 meters (6.2 ft.) tall. They are 0.5 meters (1.6 ft.) wide and about 1 meter (3.3 ft.) deep.

A statue of Sekhmet in situ.

A statue of Sekhmet in situ. (Egypt Antiquities Ministry)

In ancient Egypt, Sekhmet was a solar deity and a warrior goddess who was very popular, especially during the New Kingdom Period. She was also a goddess of healing for Upper Egypt.

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says that the statues are grouped in two main categories. The first group contains six statues which show the lion-headed goddess seated on a throne and holding a symbol of life in her right hand. Three of them are almost complete, one is just the upper part, and two others are lower parts.

The second group contains two middle parts of statues which present the goddess standing – these are headless and without the lower parts. Nonetheless, it is still possible to recognize that the goddess is depicted holding a papyrus scepter in her left hand and a life symbol in her right.

A head and torso of one of the statues.

A head and torso of one of the statues. (Egypt Antiquities Ministry)

Near the statues of Sekhmet, the team discovered the middle part of a statue of Amenhotep III wearing a jubilee cloak. It was carved of the same black granite.

The discovered statues are not that unique. During the previous seasons of works by the Colossi of Memnon and Amenhotep III Temple Conservation Project and other groups, many similar statues were discovered. Due to the orders by Amenhotep III, seven hundred statues of Sekhmet were placed on the west bank of the Nile.

All the statues were surrounding the large peristyle court and the hypostyle hall of the vast temple, and each statue is a typical example of art from the times of the New Kingdom Period. The ones discovered recently will be cleaned, desalinated and documented, then put on display in the temple.

The Temple on Luxor’s west bank was the largest of the mortuary temples in the Theban area at the time of its construction. It covered the area of around 350,000 square meters (376,7369 sq. ft.) and could be the most expensive palace in the history of Egypt.

Amenhotep III is known as sort of the Louis XIV of Ancient Egypt. He was an important builder and founder of many impressive palaces and temples. He ruled in the 13th century BC and was one of the most important kings of the 18th dynasty. He was also the father of Akhenaten and grandfather of Tutankhamun. His reign was a time of prosperity for all the Kingdom.

Colossal granite head of Amenhotep III at the British Museum.

Colossal granite head of Amenhotep III at the British Museum. (Public Domain)

The German-Armenian team led by Hourig Sourouzian made several important discoveries during the last few excavation seasons. In 2014, archaeologists unearthed two colossal statues of Amenhotep III - another two examples of the so-called Colossi of Memnon. The statues are similar to two other 3,400-year-old colossi twin statues of Amenhotep III, both of which present the pharaoh seated.

“The world until now knew two Memnon colossi, but from today it will know four colossi of Amenhotep III,” Hourig Sourouzian commented on her success to AFP.

Pharaoh Amenhotep III's Sitting Colossi of Memnon statues at Luxor, Egypt.

Pharaoh Amenhotep III's Sitting Colossi of Memnon statues at Luxor, Egypt. (Than217/ CC BY 3.0)

The restored statues are 11.5 meters tall (37.7 ft.), 3.6 meters (11.8 ft.) wide, and weigh 250 tons. The archeologists told AFP that the original statues would have reached a height of 13.5 meters (44.3 ft.), but they are missing a double crown, which would have decorated the top of the pharaoh’s head in the past. The statues depict Amenhotep III wearing a royal pleated kilt that is held at the waist by a large belt.

Excavations in the Temple will continue.

Featured Image: Two of the statues of the goddess Sekhmet. Source: Egypt Antiquities Ministry

By Natalia Klimczak

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“In ancient Egypt, Sekhmet was a solar deity and a warrior goddess who was very popular, especially during the New Kingdom Period. She was also a goddess of healing for Upper Egypt”.

Goddess Sekhmet is NOT a solar deity – and neither is Ra. They both belongs to the Story of Creation which is directly connected to the Milky Way Mythology.

The very same is the case with the Egyptian goddess Hathor – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hathor#Relationships.2C_associations.2C_images.2C_and_symbols

“Hathor, along with the goddess Nut, was associated with the Milky Way during the third millennium B.C”

When having no knowledge of the Milky Way Mythology, scholars confuses the central Milky Way Light as the Sun and ascribes the Milky Way deities to the Sun and to the “Solar Disc” instead of to the Milky Way Disc.

Read more in this discussion here – http://www.thunderbolts.info/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=16207&sta...

TLDR : Flat earther, illuminati-esque rulers, mind control, pseudo science.. Same old.

If you read Ralph Ellis’s books, these finds and the prior luxurious (from Luxor) finds become even more interesting.  The descendants of these self indulgent people that made these statues to themselves and oppressed the people, rule us today.

We live in a world run by psychopathic sun worshipers who control our minds. “Government” means mind control in its essence (“gubernare” or “governare” meaning control or steer, and “mens” or “mente” meaning mind).

These people have perfected the craft of mind control.  Almost all modern humans believe we live on a tiny female globe that surrounds and worships the giant male Sun.  Pure astrotheology, disguised as science.  

Do you feel the Earth move under your feet at 1000 mph?  Do you believe airplanes can land on a wildly spinning ball?  Do you believe airplanes flying east should take the same time as those going west, if the Earth spins at 1000 mph east to west?  Do you believe water can stay on the outside of a spinning ball?  If yes, try doing it.  Do you believe the Earth could have an atmosphere if an empty vacuum of space surrounded it?  Then you don’t understand the second law of thermodynamics, which Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton had never heard about either.

Most people have to answer yes to all those questions.  I did until very recently, mostly because I never thought about it.  But when you actually think about it, it could not happen.

If you know a little math, google Newton’s theory of gravity.  It involves all sorts of assumptions we can’t possibly know the answer to, such as the masses of the Earth, the Sun, and planets.  Any change in the mass of one body has to change the orbits of every body.  Few people know that scientists have changed the guesstimated distance of the sun tons of times since Copernicus.

It also involves a major assumption that we don’t ever see in our day to day experience – that all bodies, meaning all in the sense of you and me and everything else – attract other bodies.  Total mystical magical BS.  Newton did religion, not science.  Copernicus did religion, not science.  Kepler did religion, not science.  Einstein did religion, not science.  

These brilliant, but evil people have brainwashed the entire world with their magic wands made of holly wood, the whitest of all woods.

When these people slaughtered all the druids throughout Europe and on the British Isles, evil took over the world.  Evil rules the world today, but people can easily defeat it just by waking up.  The good outnumber the evil by a tremendous amount, but they remain dazed and confused.  You can see for miles and miles, because the Earth doesn’t curve.  If it did curve, you couldn’t see anything normal sized beyond a few miles.  But in fact you can see for miles and miles.  On a clear day you can see forever.  Music has answers to every question, it seems.

Tom Carberry

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