An ancient Egyptian Sphinx was uncovered in Northern Israel and leaves archaeologists baffled (not an uncommon thing).
Some believe this might have been a gift from the Egyptians or was looted from them long ago. They believe the find to be brought to Israel about 3000 years ago. Once the hieroglyphics were translated, they revealed that the statue was dedicated to Mycerinius, the ruler of Egypt around 2500 BC and the builder of the smaller of three Giza pyramids.
As an aside, I have been investigating ancient megalithic structures and then "lesser" versions of them. It is my belief that the originals were done by the "originators" as I call the race of humans not part of the homo sapiens sapiens genus, but predecessors who were far advanced. These people, referred to as Ancient Giants, I believe were here at the same time us homo sapiens sapiens spilled out of Africa and started to wander the Earth. These encounters taught us our early knowledge, had us jumping in the knowledge sector before evolution would have had us do it the right way - getting the basics down. If people refer to why man lost his ancient knowledge, that is why - we never had, it. They did. We inherited the earth, from the "gods" (as we might have looked upon these advanced people and wished to appease and emulate them both by elongated our youngs' heads and sacrificing flesh to their carnivorous needs).
The smallest of the pyramids of Giza (Menakure) referred to above as being built by Mycerinius, shows obviously lesser art and skill than the larger, older ones nearby. This newer one, no doubt done by the native people, but the larger and older ones? No doubt launched by the originators and the question becomes, we early homo sapiens considered trainable workers? Looked down on for their relatively new thinking process compared to these much more evolved beings? Were we the slaves and they the gods?
(above - statues from fourth dynasty, Menakure - the smallest pyramid of Giza - picture above this one. This was around 2500 BC. These folks look pretty normal.)
(Narmer - First Dynasty around 3100 BC - Big Fella - pointed head, interesting profile - smaller dude without pointed head near him)
I'd like to cover this comparison more extensively and I think we'll see a shift in the talk of gods to the talk of rulers and begin to see about the time period that homo sapiens were taking over.