Recently, as the title suggests, a second Sphinx has been discovered in Egypt. Mohamed Abel Aziz, the Director-General of Antiquities has declared that the statue is true of a lion’s body topped by a human head but the team is unable to fully unbury the structure because of the very harsh terrain and the environment.
The complex of Luxor and Karnak temples has been discovered in the ancient city of Thebes which were originally built in 1400 BC.
They were officially uncovered in 1884 but the excavations continued until 1960.
The process of creating statues with lion bodies and human heads was actually quite common in ancient times, it was a sign of a rich family’s member’s death and it was done because they figured it would strengthen their relationship with Sekhmet, the God of the Sun that was a lioness in most depictions.
You already know of the incredibly famous Great Sphinx of Giza for example. Some believe that the Sphinx of Giza might lead them to an underground complex which means that the sphinx is actually covering up an ancient underground city after all.
We know practically nothing of what lies underneath the Sphinx, but what we do know is that there are plenty of hidden passages that the archeologists have yet to uncover even after all this time.