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This photo provided Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 by the Italian Finance police shows an Egyptian sphinx confiscated by police from a greenhouse near Rome. On Thursday Italian Finance police found an ancient Egyptian sphinx, measuring 120 cm (47 inches) long and 60 cm (23 inches) tall, believed to date back to the Ptolemaic Era, between the IV and the I century B.C, hidden in a greenhouse, already packed in a case and allegedly ready to be smuggled abroad. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Italian Finance police, ho)

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