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Mon Aug 13, 2018, 12:01 AM

New Ancient Egyptian Sphinx Discovered in Luxor


MIRNA ABDULAAL
AUGUST 9, 2018

General Director of Luxor Antiquities Mohamed Abdel Aziz announced on Sunday that a second ancient Egyptian sphinx, dating back more than 4,000 years, was discovered during the development of Al-Kabbash Road project.

The latter is located between the ancient temples of Karnak and Luxor.

Abdel Aziz added that the statue will be lifted and extracted when the environment is more suitable, yet he urged tourists to visit the Al Kabbash road to take the first glimpse of the remarkable discovery.

The statue is described to have a “lion’s body with a human’s head”, which is different from the smaller statues that usually have a ram head.

More:
https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/08/09/new-ancient-egyptian-sphinx-discovered-in-luxor/

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ANCIENT EGYPT: NEW SPHINX STATUE UNCOVERED IN HISTORIC LUXOR CITY
BY KATHERINE HIGNETT ON 8/10/18 AT 5:50 AM



File photo: Luxor's avenue of sphinxes is pictured.
GETTY IMAGES

Archaeologists have discovered a sphinx buried in Luxor in Egypt—the site of the ancient city of Thebes—Egypt Today has reported.

The newly uncovered sphinx is the latest treasure imparted by Luxor’s ancient Al-Kabbash Road, much of which is lined with the magnificent stone creatures.

Al-Kabbash Road links the famous Luxor Temple to Karnak Temple—two vast and impressive centers built for the ancient god Amon, who was particularly revered in Thebes from about 2000 BCE.

The statue is pretty small compared to the famous Great Sphinx of Giza, which sits near the Great Pyramids of Giza. But what it lacks in size, it makes up for in company. The avenue of sphinxes and the temples it connects were originally home to more than 1,000 of the ancient mythological statues, The Independent reported back in 2010.

More:
https://www.newsweek.com/ancient-egypt-new-sphinx-statue-uncovered-historic-luxor-city-1067209

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Luxor's Al-Kabbash Road at night - Egypt Today/Sallie Pisch
New sphinx discovered in Luxor
By: Egypt Today staff Thu, Aug. 9, 2018

CAIRO – 9 August 2018: A sphinx was found during the development of Al-Kabbash Road project, declared General Director of Luxor Antiquities Mohamed Abdel Aziz on Sunday.

Abdel Aziz remarked that the ministry is currently working on lifting the statue because due to the nature of the environment it is in, it cannot be extracted directly from its place.

He added that Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anani has urged tourists to visit Al-Kabbash road to see the statue.

In the same context, Bassam al-Shamma, a researcher in Egyptology, remarked that the Sphinx’s discovery is expected as several sphinx statues are found across Luxor such as the sphinx statues for King Aymanhotb III and Thutmose IV.

More:
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/55645/New-sphinx-discovered-in-Luxor

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