UPDATE: Ubisoft issued the following statement about the statues in Assassin’s Creed Origins:
“Discovery Tour was created to offer the maximum amount of people from various ages and cultural backgrounds the ability to visit the long lost world of Ancient Egypt and learn about its history. We worked hand in hand with educators and academic institutions to tailor the content to be suited for every audience, including younger students, taking into account cultural sensitivities that can be different from one country to another. “
The newly enabled discovery mode in Assassin’s Creed Origins may be one of the most historically accurate ways to explore ancient Egypt, but at least one detail has been altered to match modern sensibilities.