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Sekhmet – The warrior Goddess, Statues found in Egypt

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The German Egyptologist, Horig Sourouzian, discovered in West Luxor 14 statues made of black granite, depicting the lionhead goddess Sekhmet. Sekhmet, was a powerful Goddess, daughter of God Ra, worshiped as the ‘Destroyer’. However she was also known for the ability to cure serious diseases.

The Goddess was worshiped mainly during the era of Amehnhotel III (father of Akhenaten – the Pharaoh who introduced the first monotheistic religion).

Some Egyptologists believe that the appearance of so many statues in the area, is connected to a temple built by Amenhotep III which was filled with the statues as a hope to cure him from a disease that the Pharaoh was suffering from.

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