GREAT SPHINX OF GIZA – ITS DIFFERENT FACES

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The Great Sphinx is the largest monolith statue in the world. It is 241 ft long, 63 feet wide and nearly 67 feet high. It has a body of a lion, with claws and a tail, and a human head. Modern Egyptologists believe that it was built approxiamtely 2500BC by the pharaoh Khafra. It was buriedup to its nose in sand until  it was excavated by the Frenchman Emile Baraize between 1925- 1936.

As one of the most recognizable statues in the world, it does not disappoint – at night or in the daytime – standing in front, behind, or next to the Sphinx one cant’t excape its mistic and overwhelming presents – and no picture will ever do its justice  – but maybe the following photos will make you want to see for yourself one day!

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Despite its nose and beard missing it has not lost its magic!

More from Egypt soon

                              Brigitte

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About Brigitte Nioche

Author of Living Longer, Living Well - How to Embrace the Challenges of a Long Life. Other titles - Dress to Impress, The Sensual Dresser, What Turns Men On.
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6 Responses to GREAT SPHINX OF GIZA – ITS DIFFERENT FACES

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  3. gpcox says:

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