Remains of Sphinx found in northern Israel

July 10, 2013 10:48

Archeologists in Israel have made an amazing and unexpected find - the toes and lower feet of an Egyptian sphinx reported connected to a pharaoh known for his pyramid construction.

The feet, believed to be part of a larger  statue, was uncovered at the archeological site at Tel Hazor, north of Tiberias.

The fragment carries a hieroglyphic inscription mentioning the name of  with the name of king Mycerinus, who ruled Egypt more than 4,000 years ago, and was responsible for the erection of one of the great pyramids in Giza.

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