Ancient Statues Moved to Cairo

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Despite many complaints from archaeologists, the Egyptian government has decided to move four ancient statues from a 4,000-year-old temple in Karnak, Luxor, and place them at the centre of a busy traffic circle at Tahrir Square in Cairo. The statues that have been moved were sphinxes that were extracted from the temple of Karnak in Luxor, Egypt. Archaeologists fear that the sphinxes will be damaged in polluted Cairo. At present, the sphinxes are packed in large wooden boxes and have been placed at the square; they won’t be opened till a decision is made.