"Moreover, you scorned our people, and compared the Albanese to sheep, and according to your custom think of us with insults. Nor have you shown yourself to have any knowledge of my race. Our elders were Epirotes, where this Pirro came from, whose force could scarcely support the Romans. This Pirro, who Taranto and many other places of Italy held back with armies. I do not have to speak for the Epiroti. They are very much stronger men than your Tarantini, a species of wet men who are born only to fish. If you want to say that Albania is part of Macedonia I would concede that a lot more of our ancestors were nobles who went as far as India under Alexander the Great and defeated all those peoples with incredible difficulty. From those men come these who you called sheep. But the nature of things is not changed. Why do your men run away in the faces of sheep?"
Letter from Skanderbeg to the Prince of Taranto ▬ Skanderbeg, October 31 1460

Statue of King Tut's grandfather unearthed in Egypt

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Statue of King Tut's grandfather unearthed in Egypt


Post by Patush » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:13 pm

Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- The upper portion of a limestone likeness of King Tut's grandfather has been unearthed in Luxor, Egyptian officials said.
Investigators found the statue of Amenhotep III while excavating on the site of a large temple on Luxor's west bank, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities announced in a statement Saturday.
"The statue is one of the best new finds in the area because of its expert craftsmanship," the statement said, citing Zahi Hawass, the council's secretary general.
The statue, which is 4 feet 3 inches (130 centimeters) tall and 3 feet 1 inch (95 centimeters) wide, depicts the pharaoh seated on a throne, accompanied by the Theban god Amun. The king wears the double crown of Egypt.
Now experts must dig to find the rest of it.
Amenhotep III, who lived until 1352 BC, was hardly a modest king. Hawass said there is an "overwhelming amount of statuary" depicting the ruler, who was the father of Amenhotep IV, better known as Akhenaten. There may be other statues of him at the site, according to the council's statement.
Amenhotep III's reign was a time of wealth and stability, according to the British Museum. He inherited a great empire and took on many building projects.

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