A granite sphinx dedicated to Mycerinus, the ruler of Egypt in about 2500 BC has been uncovered in Tel Hazor, in Galilee:
City in northern Palestine in the territory of Naphtali, called “head of all those kingdoms (of Canaan)” in Joshua 11:10 and Asher in Tobit 1:2. Located 5 miles southwest of Lake Huleh and 10 miles north of the Sea of Galilee, it is known as Tell el-Qedah (or Tell Waggas) today. At its peak it numbered 40,000 inhabitants and was by far the largest Canaanite city in area and population. It was a great commercial center on the trade routes between Egypt and Babylon.
Walter A. Elwell and Barry J. Beitzel, Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1988), 934. Photographs and a description of Tel Hazor can be found here: http://www.bibleplaces.com/hazor.htm). The location is mentioned in Joshua 11:10, “And Joshua turned back at that time and captured Hazor and struck its king with the sword, for Hazor formerly was the head of all those kingdoms. ”
Amnon Ben Tor, Professor at Hebrew University gave some possible scenarios as to how the discusses the possible sphinx wound up so far away from home. (A friend pursuing a ThD in OT suggested a Babylonian soldier growing tired of his plunder on the way back from sacking Eygpt: ‘It would have made pretty cool lawn ornament…I’m going with Babylonian soldier who got tired of carrying it, or by the time he got to Israel, he had heard back from his wife saying “thanks for the thought, but Sphinx’ are no longer in vogue in Babylon”‘).
The article ends with this hopeful bit:
To Ben-Tor, however, the true coveted find would be archives buried somewhere on Tel Hazor that could serve as an inventory to the ancient city’s content.
“I know there are two archives,” he said. “We already have 18 documents from two periods, the 17th and 14th century BC. If I found those archives, people would come running here.”
Unique Egyptian sphinx unearthed in north Israel – FRANCE 24
Photo of Tel Hazor: