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Black granite statue of Amenhotep III was usurped by Merenptah.The statue stands in the gardens at the museum in Luxor.Amenhotep III ruled Egypt from 1391-1353 or 1388-1351 BC and Merenptah ruled from 1213-1203 BC.The town of Luxor occupies the eastern part of a great city of antiquity which the ancient Egytians called Waset and the Greeks named Thebes.