The Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt

Ranked #2 in Great Pyramids of Egypt.

Ranked #5 in Egypt Tourism

Sphinx is a mythical creature with the body of lion, large wings and face of a woman. The Great of Giza was built as a symbol of mystical power and divinity. Along with the 3 Great pyramids of Giza it became a symbol of power.

The Great Sphinx of Giza Facts

- Largest monolith statue in the world
- Built in:  2558–2532 BC
- Size:  73.5 metres long, 19.3 metres wide, and 20.22 metres high
- Built by: Pharaoh Khafra
- Historical relevance: A symbol of power, possibly worship
- Made of: Limestone
- Latest period of restoration: 1980′s
- Debate: Many stories of the missing nose and possibility of a beard

Sphinx of Giza

Sphinx of Giza

 

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