Part of an ancient Egyptian king's unique sphinx was unveiled at a dig in northern Israel on Tuesday, with researchers struggling to understand just how the unexpected find ended up there. The broken granite sphinx statue -- including the paws and some of the mythical creature's forearms -- displayed at Tel Hazor archaeological site in Israel's Galilee, is the first such find in the region.
Reuters - News Video Online (Dec. 1, 2015) Egypt turns its pyramids and sphinx green in a show of solidarity with the Paris climate change summit. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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