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Archaeologists discover lost Sphinx head in Greece

Oct 22, 2014    

Athens, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) Archaeologists excavating the tomb of Amphipolis in northern Greece have uncovered the head of one of the two sphinxes that guard the entrance to the site which dates back to the time of Alexander the Great.The head was found in the third chamber of the tomb in a marble threshold at a depth of 15 cm, the Greek culture ministry said Wednesday.The piece is largely intact and only has a small fracture in the nose. It is marble, measures 60 cm and is from the eastern sphinx.Archaeologists also discovered in the third chamber some fragments of the sphinx's wings.This is th...

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