12 sphinx statues unearthed in Egypt

Published on November 15th, 2010 | by Admin

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Twelve more sphinx statues have been found along the ancient Avenue of the Sphinxes which connected Luxor and Karnak.

The discovery was made in a newly excavated section of the Avenue of the Sphinxes, most of which is buried beneath the modern city of Luxor in southern Egypt.

The sandstone section of road dates back to the reign of Pharaoh Nectanebo I, from 380-362 B.C., and was used in religious processions.

Egypt is working to excavate the entire sphinx-lined avenue. It was heavily damaged during the Roman period by the construction of roads and houses over it and by the reuse of some of the sphinxes in other building projects.

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