The great Sphinx of Giza is an incredible sculpture of a creature half pharaon half animal, dominating the Nile. That’s the oldest sculpture in Egypt and was built to protect the fourth dynasty leader. But that’s not the only existing Sphinx.
Tony Robinson discovered another sphinx during his Channel 5 series “Egyptian Tomb Hunting” in Gebel el-Silsila. John Ward shared that the region of ancient Egypt was the hub for workers sculpturing limestone for the Giza Plateau.
Silsilia was a king of workshop for anything that was made for sandstone. They found a Sphinx that due to a big cracking, was abandoned. In the same series the archaeologists discovered about nine tombs.
These tombs were broken to steal treasure, that was the main goal of visitors. Mr Robinson said it was clearly visible the see signs of the robbers’ work, with damages and breakages of the stone roof of the tomb as well doorways .
This was the first time having someone filming the interior of the tombs. The tomb of Imhotep is one of the most famous, he controlled Aswan around 1450BC, just a few generations before Tutankhamun and Ramses The Great.
Being not finished, probably he died before the tomb was ready.
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