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An ancient Egyptian jigsaw puzzle, with a partial reconstruction of pieces of the Talatat Wall built by Akhenaten, retrieved from the 9th Pylon of Horemheb's tomb, & the Hypostyle Hall at Karnak. The 2nd & 9th pylons of the latter await the retrieval of the Akhenaten blocks, which were used for fill. "more than 25,000 decorated blocks have been removed from monuments in the vicinity of Karnak, and a possibly equal number of undecorated blocks were recovered, but most of the latter were considered unimportant and were reinserted invisibly at various points during the repair and restoration work." Taken inside the Luxor Museum. Most of the unsorted blocks remain in Cairo.

Source: https://www.penn.museum/sites/expedition/the-akhenaten-temple-project/

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