The Alabuster sphinx (cool name) in Memphis the old capital of Egypt emerged in the fourth dynasty. Which represented a symbol of royalty. Wow! There are thousands more (thats a lot) but I don't think all of them had been uncovered. There is a path in Egypt that has hundreds of sphinx's along it. The sphinx had a head of a man ,ram ,falcon (psst thats our school mascot),and sometimes a jakel and then a body of a lion. Roar! Sphinx's where mythical beasts that represented "Horus of the Horizons." Thats cool.