Ancient Egyptian Sphinx Mysteriously Unearthed In Israel


Things not where they are supposed to be? Historical strangeness via CNN:

A recent discovery of part of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian sphinx has been a most unexpected find in Tel Hazor in northern Israel.

Inexplicably buried far from Egypt, the paws of a sphinx statue, resting on its base, have been unearthed with an inscription in hieroglyphs naming King Mycerinus. The pharaoh ruled in 2500 BC and oversaw the construction of one of the three Giza pyramids.

“This is the only sphinx of this king known in the world – even in Egypt. It is also the only monumental piece of Egyptian sculpture found anywhere in the Levant,” said professor Amnon Ben-Tor, the director of the excavation, referring to the region spanning the east of the Mediterranean Sea.

Tel Hazor was the capital of the city of Canaan 4,000 years ago. The question of how the sphinx got to Tel Hazor will likely remain a mystery.

  • Dingbert

    Surely Graham Hancock will investigate?

  • gnarlgnome

    4000 thousand years is a long time, and thus our history is lost in time, what we know isn’t perfect, and this sphinix explains that.

  • Chaorder Gradient

    Next Up: Ancient american skyscraper found in pakistan.

  • AManCalledDa-da


    • Don Beeton

      All the ancient people were looking at the same sights, all a part of the same visual event… the Sphinx especially the face of the Sphinx are central and at the heart of this event, details –>

  • InfvoCuernos

    “Hey Moisha, you know what I miss most about Egypt? Building monuments.”

  • BuzzCoastin

    > The full sphinx is estimated to have been a meter tall, weighing half a ton.

    not exactly a monumental monument
    and considering Egypt ruled that area for most of that time
    seems not that surprising to me
    the surprise would be finding some evidence of Moses

  • Haystack

    Sphinxes travel by burrowing from place to place, like Bugs Bunny. This is why they’re so often found buried. This one apparently died while foraging far from home, probably during a period of domestic famine.

    • The Well Dressed Man

      So we should dig at Pismo Beach?

  • 7thPillar

    Pssst. Ancient Egypt used to include the entire Sinai and beyond. Do your homework.