It was found in a temple near the city of Aswan

Archaeologists have discovered a new sphinx in Egypt which is believed to be more than two thousand years old.

The newly uncovered sandstone statue was revealed during drainage works in an ancient temple.

The sphinx was found on the southeastern side of the Kom Ombo temple near the city of Aswan.

The statue itself has the body of a lion and head of a human, wearing a snake crown and headdress.