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1,400-year-old Buddha statue found in India by students

Students from Utkal University have uncovered a 1,400-year-old statue of Buddha in eastern India. The 1400-year-old idol was first found by Utkal University student Dakhineswar Jena of Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology beneath a banyan tree. After Jena discussed with his Assistant Professor Anam Behera, a team of

Statue of Queen Tiye found in Luxor

An alabaster statue depicting Queen Tiye, the grandmother of King Tut, has been found in Luxor. A unique statue, possibly of Queen Tiye, the wife of King Amenhotep III and grandmother of King Tutankhamun, has been unearthed at her husband's funerary temple in Kom El-Hittan on Luxor's west bank. The exciting find

Goddess sculpture found in Turkish shipwreck

A 2,700-year-old terracotta sculpture of a goddess has been found in a shipwreck off the coast of Turkey. A ceramic sculpture, which is said to be the biggest one in the history of Turkish underwater history, has been discovered off the coast of the Bozburun neighborhood in the western province of

Statue of Sekhmet found in Luxor

A 3,000-year-old statue of the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet has been unearthed at Luxor. "They are of great artistic quality" Sourouzian said of the statues, which were found in four parts, including three busts and one headless torso, in the Kom El-Hettan archaeological area on Luxor's west bank. Sourouzian oversees the work of

Statues of Aphrodite found in Jordan

Two marble statues depicting the goddess Aphrodite have been found at Petra in Jordan. The statues, which date to the second century A.D., are nearly intact and are remarkably well preserved, retaining traces of the paint applied to them centuries ago. They were discovered by archaeologists and graduate students from the

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