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NEW SPHINX F Student of British Museum Discovers Discovers It in Egypt. Figure Fourteen Feet High of Alabaster, Alabaster, Dug From Between the Colossi Colossi In Water-Logged Plain of Old Memphis. Cairo, Egypt. — Another sphinx, weighing ninety tons, and carved from a single block of alabaster, has been unearthed at a point between the world-famed Colossi, on the waterlogged waterlogged plains of Memphis, in Egypt. For hundreds of years it has lain in a recumbent position burled beneath the Bands on the road to Sakkareh. Today Today It is half-exposed to view, and next year it is to be raised to a vertical vertical position above the water-line. I This newly found sphinx was betray- | ed in its hiding place by Its tall, which Mr. Mack ay, one of the students of the British School in Egypt, discovered about a year ago. This year, when the water on the plain subsided, the complete figure was excavated, and was found to measure some fourteen Ceet in height, and twenty-six feet in length. Alabaster being a rock foreign to the neighborhood, the new sphinx ranks as the largest that has ever ( been transported. The figure bears no inscription, but is considered by Prof. Flinders Petrie, the director of the British School in Egypt, to have been carved about 1300 B. C. Many other remarkable discoveries, taking the mind back as far as 0500 B. C., and lifting the veil of centuries from Egypt's romantic story, have also been made by the same school, and, with, the exception of a red granite group of Rameses II and the god Ptah, which will be sent direct to the Ny Carlsberg Museum at Copenhagen, and a few other details, are now on exhibition at University College, Gower street. They Include many objects quite new to Egyptologists.