The gold leaf ceramic piece was discovered by archaeologists at the University of Salamanca.
The discovery was made inside two roofed pits at the base of the southern Pyramid of Khufu [Cheops].
Archaeological researcher Ahmed Amer said that the kings of the New Kingdom in ancient Egypt made them statues in the form of a Sphinx and placed them in front of their temples to guard them.
Archaeologist Ahmed Amer said there were many types of fabrics used in Egypt during the ancient times. That is because of its importance in the economic, social and religious aspects of life during ancient Egypt.
Today marks solar alignment over at Abu Simbel Temple. Egypt Today provides readers with the top facts they need to known about Abu Simbel Temple.