Archaeologists find five headless sphinxes in Luxor


Deutsche Presse Agentur Published: Wednesday August 23, 2006

Cairo- 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.