The Secrets behind Breaking Noses of Egyptian Statues!

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Hussein Duqeil

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Visitors of Egyptian antiquities often notice that there are deformities in many statues and sculptures, which arouses questions in their minds about the causes of these deformities, when they occurred, and who was behind this?

Recently, visitors of the Brooklyn Museum’s Egyptian art galleries, New York, asked the museum curator Egyptologist Edward Bleiberg why the noses of Egyptian statues were broken. To provide answers to these questions, Mr. Bleiberg prepared an interesting study concluding that the noses of Egyptian statues were intentionally and deliberately broken.

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