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Second Sphinx possibly discovered in Egypt

By T.K. Randall
August 12, 2018 · Comment icon 39 comments

Could there really be more than one Sphinx ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Mohamad Kassem
Construction workers have unearthed what is thought to be a second Sphinx near the Valley of the Kings.
With the body of a lion and the head of a human, the Sphinx has long been one of ancient Egypt's most unique and universally recognisable monuments.

Now a statue that archaeologists believe could actually be a second Sphinx has been discovered beneath a road that was being constructed between the Nile-side temples of Karnak and Luxor.

Dating back up to 4,000 years, the statue is currently still mostly buried in the ground and no photographs have emerged, however tourists are reportedly welcome to visit the site.
According to Mohamed Abel Aziz, director general of Luxor antiquities, there are no immediate plans to extract the statue from the ground "due to the nature of the environment it is in."

Construction work at the site however has been halted while the find is being investigated.

If the statue really is a second Sphinx, it could turn out to be quite an important discovery.

Source: Independent | Comments (39)




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Comment icon #30 Posted by taniwha 6 years ago
Awesomeness.  It looks to me like someone or something is riding on its back. Time will tell.
Comment icon #31 Posted by Harte 6 years ago
Not seeing a sphinx in the pic. Harte
Comment icon #32 Posted by kmt_sesh 6 years ago
You can't see what's not there.
Comment icon #33 Posted by MDagger 6 years ago
It seems to be not a sculpture of a sphinx but a mummified sphinx as there is a mummified sphinx leg bone sticking out of the ground as that arrow is clearly pointing to. MDagger
Comment icon #34 Posted by Harte 6 years ago
Looks like a hat rack to me. AE style, with the hat hooks long enough to hold the double crown upright. Harte
Comment icon #35 Posted by kmt_sesh 6 years ago
Maybe they changed the Sphinx's hat every day.
Comment icon #36 Posted by moonman 6 years ago
Looks like a petrified turd. 
Comment icon #37 Posted by freetoroam 6 years ago
Could be, they had to go somewhere.
Comment icon #38 Posted by kmt_sesh 6 years ago
What else is a creature made of stone going to poop?
Comment icon #39 Posted by docyabut2 6 years ago
Not seeing a second sphinx like Cayce said there was:)


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