Why do so many Egyptian statues have broken noses?

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11m Oct 7, 2020

In this video I take us through a heatedly debated topic which revolves around the question as to why are so many ancient Egyptian statues missing their noses?

From discussing the most prevalent of these theories, I set out to debunk the belief that these statues were defaced by European colonialists to erase African features and I set the record straight by discussing what academia has to say on the subject which includes natural wear and the elements of time and nature along with, looting, accidents and iconoclasm within not just ancient Egypt but in the history of early Christianity itself.

The ancients like many in our own world today had traditions that revolved around defacing and destroying monuments due to politics and even religion.

Just another way that the ancient world is connected to our own.

Read more:

Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt

Why Are the Noses Broken on So Many Ancient Egyptian Statues?

Episodes of Iconoclasm in the Egyptian New Kingdom

Music Attribution: Pawl.D Beats
Sounds of the Nile.

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