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Roman pond found in West Sussex village

A sphinx carved out of marble has been found in a cemetery along the Silk Road trade route in northwest China. The tomb was one of the 29 ancient graves in the area which archeologists have excavated this year to pave way for the construction of a local water plant. More

Marble sphinx discovered in northwest China

A sphinx carved out of marble has been found in a cemetery along the Silk Road trade route in northwest China. The tomb was one of the 29 ancient graves in the area which archeologists have excavated this year to pave way for the construction of a local water plant. More

Sphinx’s head found in Amphipolis tomb

The head of a sphinx sculpted to guard the entrance to a tomb at Amphipolis has been found inside one of the tomb's chambers. The Sphinx’s head is intact, with minimal breakage on the nose. It has a height of 0.60m and it is assigned to the body of the eastern

“The Ten Commandments” Sphinx recovered in California

The body of a giant Sphinx built for the 1923 movie "The Ten Commandments" has been removed from the sand in Guadalupe, California. The film crew originally built the sphinxes' body parts in Los Angeles, and transported them about 165 miles (266 kilometers) to Guadalupe, where they assembled them into giant,

Sphinx statue fragment found in Israel

Archaeologists working in Israel have uncovered the base of a sphinx status at Tel Hazor National park. 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,

Avenue of Sphinxes restored

Five years after the project began, the Avenue of Sphinxes has been restored. The 2,700 metre long avenue of sphinxes was built during the reign of Pharaoh Nectanebo I of the 30th dynasty. It replaced one built in the 18th dynasty, by Queen Hatshepsut (1502-1482 BC), as recorded on the walls

12 sphinx statues unearthed in Egypt

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

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