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Archaeologists discover ancient sphinx in Egypt

This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities shows the latest discovery of a statue with a lion’s body and a human head, in the Temple of Kom Ombo in Aswan, Egypt.

This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities shows the latest discovery of a statue with a lion’s body and a human head, in the Temple of Kom Ombo in Aswan, Egypt.   | Photo Credit: AP

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a statue of a lion’s body and a human head in the southern city of Aswan.

The Antiquities Ministry says on September 16 the sphinx made of sandstone was found in the Temple of Kom Ombo during work to protect the site from groundwater.

Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities says the statue probably dates back to the Ptolemaic time.

The Ptolemaic Dynasty ruled Egypt for some 300 years from around 320 B.C. to about 30 B.C.

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