A Fragment of a Sphinx Found at Hazor – Update

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Base of Sphinx Found at Tel Hazor
Photo from Prof. Amnon Ben-Tor and Dr. Sharon Zuckerman
Hebrew University Press Release

Update: in an NPR Radio interview Ben-Tor said that originally the sphinx was about 6 ft. long and 2 ft. high.

On 9 July the Hebrew University in Jerusalem announced that a fragment of an Egyptian Sphinx was found at Hazor in northern Israel.  This unique find actually bears the name of king Mycerinus who ruled Egypt in the third millennium BCE.  One of the three famous pyramids in Egypt was dedicated to him.

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The Hieroglyphic Inscription
From the marker it looks like the width of the object is about 45 cm [= 17 in].

Along with the king’s name, the hieroglyphic inscription includes the descriptor “Beloved by the divine manifestation . . . that gave him eternal life.”

For a convenient on-line summary of the discovery Click Here.

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