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Sphinx Found in Egypt Temple

Sphinx Found in Egypt Temple

Latest discovery of a statue with a lion's body and a human head in the Temple of Kom Ombo in Aswan, Egypt. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)

Monday, 17 September 2018 06:53 AM

A sandstone sphinx likely dating to the Ptolemaic era was uncovered by Egyptian archaeologists draining water from a temple in the southern city of Aswan, the antiquities ministry said on Sunday.

The sphinx, a mythical being with the head of a human and the body of a lion, was discovered at the Kom Ombo temple, where two engraved sandstone reliefs of King Ptolemy V had also recently been found, the ministry said in statement.

Ptolemaic rule spanned about three centuries until the Roman conquest in 30 BC. 

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A sandstone sphinx likely dating to the Ptolemaic era was uncovered by Egyptian archaeologists draining water from a temple in the southern city of Aswan, the antiquities ministry said on Sunday.
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