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« on: September 17, 2018, 11:39:16 AM »


The sandstone statue of a sphinx that was discovered in the Temple of Kom Ombo Temple in Aswan (16 September 2018)Image copyright Reuters

Archaeologists say the sphinx probably dates back to the Ptolemaic dynasty

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the statue of a sphinx while draining water from the pharaonic Temple of Kom Ombo in the southern city of Aswan.

The antiquities ministry said the statue of the mythical beast with the head of a human and the body of a lion was made of sandstone.

It probably dates back to the Ptolemaic dynasty, which ruled Egypt from 305BC until the Roman conquest in 30BC.

Two sandstone reliefs of King Ptolemy V were also recently found at the temple.


The sandstone statue of a sphinx that was discovered in the Temple of Kom Ombo Temple in Aswan (16 September 2018)Image copyright Reuters
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The sphinx was uncovered while groundwater was being drained from the temple

The statue measures about 28cm (11 inches) wide and 38cm tall.


The director general of Aswan's antiquities department, Abdul Moneim Saeed, said it would carry out further studies of the sphinx to find out more about its purpose.

The sphinx represented royal power in pharaonic Egypt, combining the physical strength of a lion with the worldly might of a king.

The Great Sphinx by the pyramids of Giza is the most famous.


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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 08:10:12 PM »

Thanks for posting Neil. I was reading with bated breath and then OMG. 11 inches, thatís a bit disappointing.
I know itís been speculated that there were 2 Sphinx by the big pyramids and strait away wondered if there was a connection.
Donít think so !  Interesting though.
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2018, 08:32:35 AM »

  Cute face. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2018, 02:24:07 PM »

Thanks for posting Neil. I was reading with bated breath and then OMG. 11 inches, thatís a bit disappointing.
I know itís been speculated that there were 2 Sphinx by the big pyramids and strait away wondered if there was a connection.
Donít think so !  Interesting though.

Your hard lady to please Val..... i ve been told size doesnt matter   Roll Eyes Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2018, 07:49:41 PM »

Oooooh. Naughty nobby.  Twisting my words again ! Shocked


While Iím here Iíll comment that the face on the little Sphinx looks very Caucasian.

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