Sphinx statue fragment found in Israel
Published on July 10th, 2013 | by Admin1
Its discovery also marks the first time ever that researchers have found a statue dedicated to Egyptian ruler Mycerinus who ruled circa 2,500 BC and was builder of one of the three Giza pyramids, an expert said.
“This is the only monumental Egyptian statue ever found in the Levant – today’s Israel, Lebanon, Syria,” Amnon Ben-Tor, an archaeology professor at the Hebrew University in charge of the Tel Hazor dig, told AFP.
Story: Jonah Mandel, Physorg | Photo: Prof. Amnon Ben-Tor and Dr. Sharon Zuckerman