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Granite statue of Amun in the form of a ram protecting King Taharqa. granitic gneiss statues of Amun in the form of a ram protecting King Taharqa were displayed at the Temple of Amun at Kawa in Nubia. Construction of the stone temple was started in 683 BC by the pharaoh Taharqa. The ram is one of the animals sacred to Amun, and several temples dedicated to Amun, including the one at Karnak featured ram or ram-headed sphinx statues.

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Granite statue of Amun in the form of a ram protecting King Taharqa. granitic gneiss statues of Amun in the form of a ram protecting King Taharqa were displayed at the Temple of Amun at Kawa in Nubia. Construction of the stone temple was started in 683 BC by the pharaoh Taharqa. The ram is one of the animals sacred to Amun, and several temples dedicated to Amun, including the one at Karnak featured ram or ram-headed sphinx statues.