Tourism officials would neither confirm nor deny that this case is related to the graffiti "Ding Jinhao was here" that appeared on a 3,500-year-old temple artifact. One representative, speaking on condition of anonymity, remarked: "Ding Jinhao was here, but the Sphinx's nose is not."
Archaelogists offered varied opinions on a solution. Some believe that the original nose, if found, could be reattached with Krazy Glue and rebar. Others recommend a nose-cloning procedure a la Woody Allen's film "Bananas."