An image of the granite "horned" altar uncovered by Caviglia between the paws of the Great Sphinx of Giza in 1817. Henry Salt wrote of it's discovery "The altar yet retains marks of fire - the effects, probably of burnt-offerings". Horned altars are referred to in the Bible, for example Leviticus 4:7 "The priest shall then put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of fragrant incense that is before the Lord in the tent of meeting. The rest of the bull’s blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering at the entrance to the tent of meeting". Similar "horned" altars have been found in excavations elsewhere such as the one discovered at Tel Be'er Sheva in Israel. They are usually dated to the early 1st Millenium BCE.