The Egyptian antiquities ministry has announced the discovery of a sphinx-like statue and a shrine at the Hathor Temple, located in the southern region of Egypt.
The limestone sphinx, which is believed to represent the Roman Emperor Claudius, was found in a two-level tomb at the Dendera temple in Qena Province.
The artefacts, which are smaller than the Sphinx at the Pyramids of Giza, were found alongside a Roman-era stone slab with hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions.
The ministry hopes that these discoveries will attract more tourists to the region, which is experiencing a severe economic crisis.
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