new Sphinx statue Discovered in Kom Ombo, Aswan
The Egyptian archaeological mission working on the project to reduce the groundwater level at the Kom Ombo temple in Aswan revealed a statue made of sandstone for sphinx.
This was stated by Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, explaining that the statue is likely to be attributed to the Ptolemaic period, where it was found in the south-east of the Kom Ombo temple in the area between the outer wall and the archaeological hill, A month ago, on two sandstone paintings of King Ptolemy V.
Abdel Moneim Said, Director General of the Aswan Antiquities, said that the mission will complete its archaeological studies on the discovered statue to find out more archaeological and historical information about it.
He pointed out that the two previous paintings date back to the era of King Ptolemy V, and are made of sandstone with Hieroglyphic and Demotic writings were transferred last week to the National Museum of Egyptian civilization in Al-Fustat for restoration and to enter the scenario of his museum exhibition.