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    Tourists are welcome to visit Al-Kabbash Road where a sphinx statue has been discovered. The sphinx statue remains in the ground since archaeologists are afraid to extract the sculpture, as a sharp change in temperature could adversely affect it.

    A new sphinx statue was discovered during road construction works in the Egyptian city of Luxor, the Egypt Today portal reported, citing the general director of Luxor Antiquities, Mohamed Abdel Aziz.

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    The statue was found by workers during the construction of the new Al-Kabbash Road connecting Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple. The ancient monument resembles the classic sphinx in Giza — a lion with a human head.

    According to Aziz, the statue still remains in the ground because extracting the monument may cause it to collapse due to a sharp change in temperature.

    In 2014, archeologists found in Luxor a tomb of an Egyptian brewer, Khonso-Im-Heb, who made beer and other drinks for rituals over 3,000 years ago. On the walls of the burial chamber, there were well-preserved paintings depicting scenes from the brewer's life.

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