Thursday, August 24, 2006

Five headless sphinxes found in Luxor (
"Archaeologists in Luxor, central Egypt, have found five headless sphinxes which belonged to a sphinx-lined avenue connecting a temple built by pharaohs in the city with Karnak, antiquity administrators in Cairo said. Scientists are now trying to discover whether the figures match four broken sphinx heads, found a long time ago, sources said. Apart from the five statues, archaeologists also found the ruins of a flower basin and a connecting gully near a road leading to Luxor's airport, they added. The Karnak temple is the largest temple complex in Egypt. Temples were built there between the Middle Kingdom era and Roman times."

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