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Unique Egyptian sphinx
unearthed in north Israel

Agence France-Presse, by Staff

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Posted By:Hermoine, 7/9/2013 8:59:30 PM

Part of an ancient Egyptian king´s unique sphinx was unveiled at a dig in northern Israel on Tuesday, with researchers struggling to understand just how the unexpected find ended up there. The broken granite sphinx statue -- including the paws and some of the mythical creature´s forearms -- displayed at Tel Hazor archaeological site in Israel´s Galilee, is the first such find in the region. 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, an expert said.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/9/2013 9:08:59 PM     (No. 9416392)

To Ben-Tor, however, the true coveted find would be archives buried somewhere on Tel Hazor that could serve as an inventory to the ancient city´s content.

Fascinating. I hope archives are there and are found!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tatterdemalion, 7/9/2013 9:25:42 PM     (No. 9416419)

Bush´s fault! Global Warming! Muslims are offended! Film at 11!

Sorry, I was concerned that you would miss the MSM´s take on the article.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sheepfarmer, 7/9/2013 11:02:03 PM     (No. 9416544)

Could it have been part of the riches that the Egyptians gave the Hebrews at the Exodus?


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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/10/2013 12:15:52 AM     (No. 9416615)

Glad this was found now- before the peaceful people keep marching forward to destroy all antiquities.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/10/2013 9:37:10 AM     (No. 9417025)

No surprise, the Egyptians once had a very large country and influence. Look at what Islam has done to them...mobs deciding what govt. they will have. Any Pharoh would have done away with the rabble in days!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: toddh, 7/10/2013 10:57:59 AM     (No. 9417189)

Ah, the good old days, before Islam.

I am glad the excavator is so certain that Egypt had no presence in the area when the sphinx was made.

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