The remains of an ancient Egyptian King's unique sphinx statue has been unearthed in northern Israel.
The statue dates back to 2,500BC and is dedicated to Egyptian ruler Mycerinus who built one of the three pyramids at Giza. The discovery of it in Israel has puzzled archaeologists because not only is it a long way from Egypt but it is also the only known statue dedicated to Mycerinus ever found. The statue was unlikely to have been brought to Israel during the king's reign but how it got there remains a mystery.
"This is the only monumental Egyptian statue ever found in the Levant - today's Israel, Lebanon, Syria," said Professor Amnon Ben-Tor, who believes that the statue may have found its way to Israel as part of a gift from a later Egyptian king. "It's possible the statue was sent by the Egyptian ruler to king of Hazor, the most important ruler in this region."
"AFP reports a statue dedicated to Egyptian ruler Mycerinus, who ruled circa 2,500 BC and was builder of one of the three Giza pyramids, was uncovered at an archeological dig in Northern Israel Tuesday."
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