Archaeologists discover new sphinx in southern Egypt

Archaeologists discover new sphinx in southern Egypt

A group of Egyptologists has accidentally found a sphinx in the Temple of Kom Ombo in southern Egypt, near the city of Aswan.

The sphynx was found during work to protect a famous temple from groundwater. The Antiquities Ministry has already reacted to the historical finding, explaining that the statue is about 28 centimeters wide and 38 centimeters high.

According to archaeologists involved in the project, the artifact was built between 305 BCE and 30 BCE, a period corresponding to the Greek-Macedonian dynasty. Two sandstone reliefs in honor of King Ptolemy V were also found in this temple.

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