PHOTO OF THE WEEK – THE SPHINX

How many sphinxes are there in Egypt?

Whenever the Sphinx is mentioned the picture that comes up in most people’s mind is the image of the Great Sphinx of Giza.

It is the most famous, it is the biggest, but there are hundreds of sphinxes in Egypt, and some of them are very beautiful, like this one in Memphis.

 

Unfortunately nothing is known about it – who it represents or why it was created. But the thousand of years since then have  not detracted from her beauty.

                                                                          

 

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Memphis, located 15 miles south of modern Cairo, was under  Pharaoh Djoser (2686 BC) the royal capital of Egypt.

 

 

More from Egypt soon

 

 

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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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2 Responses to PHOTO OF THE WEEK – THE SPHINX

  1. Peggy Anne Lyman says:

    Always fascinating. This one beautiful and very interesting.

    Like

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