Has a new Egyptian Sphinx been found?

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Egypt’s long-rumoured second sphinx may have been unearthed by construction workers building a new road.

A sphinx-like statue was found on Al-Kabbash Road, which connects the two temples of Karnak and Luxor built around 1400BC.

Officials have confirmed the statue has a ‘lion’s body with a human head’.

The Director General of Antiquities, Mohamed Abdel Aziz, said the statue can not yet be lifted ‘due to the nature of the environment it is in’.

The first sphinx is known as The Great Sphinx of Giza. It was discovered by the Great Pyramids on the west bank of the river Nile. It is the oldest and largest known monumental sculpture in the world.

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