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Egypt's Forgotten Treasures



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Three in One
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett

In remarkable shape after 2,700 years, a painted wooden statuette from Luxor represents a divine trinity—Ptah, Sokar, and Osiris—worshiped by a cult in the late dynastic period. Discovered in a tomb built in the 18th dynasty and reused for the next four centuries, the statuette was most likely buried with a 25th-dynasty official from the ancient capital of Thebes. The yellow band down its front should have an inscription but inexplicably is blank.


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