In Egypt dug up a new Sphinx – photos – news ZIK.UA

During road works in the Egyptian Luxor city workers stumbled upon the buried statue of the Sphinx. About this amazing discovery was announced to the head of the Egyptian Ministry of antiquities Mohamed Abdel Ass.

Local press Agency even published some of the photos of the finds – says global entry level.

У Єгипті відкопали нового Сфінкса, – фото – новини ZIK.UA

Yet there is little information about this opening. Officials confirmed only that the statue is under the earth’s surface, and it resembles the Great Sphinx of Giza. Experts say that it will be a long time before we will be able to learn more. The main thing is that excavations will be carried out in haste, to prevent the destruction of works of ancient art. Currently, the archaeologists carry out all necessary measures to protect the statue.

The great Sphinx is considered to be a Grand creation of ancient Egyptians, not only for its size and complex design, but also through the countless mysteries that surround it. The great Sphinx of Giza with the three pyramids located on the Giza plateau, about 500 km from the place where they found another statue. The age of the Sphinx, as well as its mysterious shape and the human head, for decades, has been the topic of intense debate among experts.

It is also worth noting that, as discovery from Luxor, the Great Sphinx was also almost completely buried under the sand. Only in 1817, when Giovanni Battista Cala conducted the first modern archaeological excavations, the Sphinx was completely cleared from the earth. It is therefore not surprising that another sculpture of this type was found in the ground.

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