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Large 21-room mainsion found near Sphinx

A large high-status home containing at least 21 rooms has been found south of the Sphinx in Egypt in a 4,500-year-old urban site. Archaeologists excavating a city just 400 meters (1,312 feet) south of the Sphinx uncovered the house and nearby mound containing the hind limbs of young cattle, the seals

Turkey requests return of sphinx from Germany

Turkey has given Germany until June to return a sphinx which dates back to 1400BC. "Given the particular nature and history of German-Turkish relations, we need to find a new, constructive way to solve this case," he added. "Threatening to close German digs in Turkey ... does not create a climate

The Sphinx’s protective wall uncovered

A 3,400-year-old wall which once protected the Sphinx from desert winds has been uncovered on the Giza plateau. The two sections of mud-brick wall, which stretch for 132 meters (433 feet) in total, have been dated to the reign of Thutmose IV, the council said in an e-mailed statement. According