Egypt regains Merrit's head
Egypt-UK, Culture, 1/17/2000
Following three years of tough legal battle, Egypt is to receive the head of Pharaonic Merrit statue from Britain on Thursday.
Egypt's ambassador in London, Adel Al-Gazzar said Egypt's restoration of the head of Merrit statue would beef up its position in the lawsuit it filed before the Britain courts to regain the head of Hours statue.
The temples of Akhmeim city are of most important Pharaonic monuments. It remained till the Middle Kingdom. The ruins of the temple of Ramses II was unearthed in Akhmeim, four statues were found; two of those belong to Ramses II. The 11-meter-high third statue, which belongs to Ramses II daughter, princess Merrit, is the highest. As for the fourth statue, it belongs to of a Ptolemic woman.
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