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A Sphinx statue uncovered in Minya's Tuna El-Gebel

MENA , Saturday 14 Dec 2019
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The small royal statue of a sphinx in Tuna El-Gebel archaeological area in Minya governorate (photo courtesy of Antiquities Ministry)
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The Egyptian Archaeological Mission, under Sayed Abdel-Malek, has uncovered a small royal statue of a sphinx in Tuna El-Gebel archaeological area in Minya governorate, Upper Egypt.

Director General of the Antiquities of Middle Egypt Gamal El-Samastawy said on Saturday that the statue, which measures about 35cm in height and 55cm in width, was made of limestone. 

The mission also has found collections of ancient amulets in addition to potteries of various forms and sizes.

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The royal small statue of a sphinx in Tuna El-Gebel archaeological area in Minya governorate (photo courtesy of Antiquities Ministry)

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