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    Default Has Egypt's second sphinx been found?

    • The new statue was discovered between the temples of Karnak and Luxor
    • The 'sphinx' was found on Al-Kabbash Road which connects the two temples
    • Officials has confirmed the statue has a 'lion's body with a human head'
    • Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt was near the Great Pyramids on the west bank
    • It is the oldest and largest known monumental sculpture in the world




    Egypt's long-rumoured second sphinx may have been unearthed by construction workers building a new road.

    According to local reports, a sphinx-like statue was found on Al-Kabbash Road, which connects the two temples of Karnak and Luxor built around 1400BC.

    Officials have confirmed the statue has a 'lion's body with a human head'.

    The 'second sphinx' has not yet been lifted from the ground, however, officials said tourists are welcome to visit the construction site to view the ancient statute.

    No photographs of the structure have been published, the Director General of Antiquities has confirmed.


    Reports suggest a sphinx-like statue (stock image) has been discovered
    between the ancient temples of Karnak and Luxor which date to around
    1400BC



    Excavations first started on the Karnak and Luxor temple complexes, located within the ancient city of Thebes, back in 1884, according to RT.

    This led to a flurry of significant archaeological discoveries until around 1960, when excavation work at the sites ceased.

    Construction workers uncovered the 'second sphinx' during a roadworks project between the temples of Karnak and Luxor.

    The Egyptian infrastructure project has been halted while the statue is examined.

    According to the area's Director General of Antiquities, Mohamed Abdel Aziz, the statue can not yet be lifted 'due to the nature of the environment it is in'.

    Aziz has confirmed tourists are able to visit the road to see the statue for themselves, however, he confirmed no images of the statue have been released.

    The Al-Kabbash Road project to excavate and restore the road first began in 2005 and is scheduled to be finished by the end of this year at a cost of $12.7 million (£10m).


    The Al-Kabbash Road project in Luxor is due to be finished by the end of
    this year at a cost of $12.7 million (£10m)






    Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...ead-found.html



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    Default Re: Has Egypt's second sphinx been found?

    Luxor is well known for its love of Sphinxes in fact it even has an Avenue of Sphinxes which connected it to the Great Temple of Amon at Karnak.





    Luxor came much later than the great sphinx at giza maybe 3 thousand to 20 thousand years. Luxor was formed in 1400 bce.
    I find it strange tourist can see this '2nd' sphinx but no photos? Still a great find none the less

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    Default Re: Has Egypt's second sphinx been found?

    Interesting....though I'm not sure a statue is in the same category as the oldest known monument.

    Dave - Toronto

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    Default Re: Has Egypt's second sphinx been found?

    Dig underneath it and see if there's a library of Atlantis!

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    Default Re: Has Egypt's second sphinx been found?

    Some more news
    Egypt: Archaeologists discover sphinx in temple at Aswan

    Egyptian archaeologists draining water from a temple in the southern city of Aswan uncover sandstone sphinx.



    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/egypt-archaeologists-discover-sphinx-temple-aswan-180917082844616.html

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    Default Re: Has Egypt's second sphinx been found?

    Quote Posted by CurEus (here)
    Some more news
    Egypt: Archaeologists discover sphinx in temple at Aswan

    Egyptian archaeologists draining water from a temple in the southern city of Aswan uncover sandstone sphinx.



    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/egypt-archaeologists-discover-sphinx-temple-aswan-180917082844616.html
    Neither of these reports, mine or yours gives us the size of this sphinx nor the one discovered in Luxor.

    Here's a picture of the one found at Aswan but it still gives no scale





    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20.../#.W6ExRI5Kitp

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    Default Re: Has Egypt's second sphinx been found?

    Laughable, it´s just 1 meter small. More of a furniture.


    from: EGYPTIAN MINISTRY OF ANTIQUITIES/ EPA-EFE/ REX/ Shutterstock

    Not worth your time. From the Ptolemean time (320 - 30 bc)

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    Default Re: Has Egypt's second sphinx been found?

    Quote Posted by uzn (here)
    Laughable, it´s just 1 meter small. More of a furniture.


    from: EGYPTIAN MINISTRY OF ANTIQUITIES/ EPA-EFE/ REX/ Shutterstock

    Not worth your time. From the Ptolemean time (320 - 30 bc)
    See : https://discoveringegypt.com/luxor-t...mple-sphinxes/

    I've walked this mile and a half road. Cited over 1100 Sphinx's there and no doubt many still toppled buried in the dirt along the road and close by. I don't see any significance or importance finding 'another one' in this area..

    Quote An avenue of human headed sphinxes of over one and a half miles (3 km) once connected the temples of Karnak and Luxor. This road was used once a year during the Opet festival when the Egyptians paraded along it carrying the statues of Amun and Mut in a symbolic re-enactment of their marriage. At Luxor temple Amun was magically transformed into Min the god of fertility.

    Luxor Temple Sphinxes
    Around 1,350 sphinx statues are thought to have lined this road together with barque chapels stocked with offerings. Queen Hatshepsut (1479-1425 BC) built six of these chapels. Each of which had a precise function such as to cool the oar of Amun or to receive the beauty of Amun.

    The construction of the Avenue of Sphinxes was begun during the New Kingdom and finished during 30th Dynasty rule of Nectanebo I (380-362 BC).

    The road was renovated by the Ptolemaic Queen Cleopatra (51-30 BC) and later used by the Romans. Recently 850 sphinx fragmented have been discovered along a section of Sphinx road built Amenhotep III (1390-1352 BC).

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