The Great Sphinx

The Great Sphinx

The Great Sphinx

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The Great Sphinx:-

The Great Sphinx located at Giza Pyramids complex. It’s a huge creature with the head of a human and body of a lion, it’s the first truly colossal royal sculpture in Egypt, It was carved around 2500 BC. It was built by the 4th Dynasty King Chephren (2558-2532 BCE), who also built the second great pyramid, he built it to guard and serve the cult of the dead king and the sun god, Re, consisting of a pyramid, and the valley temple. The great Sphinx is 241 feet long, 20 feet wide, and 66 feet high. The eyes on the face are 6 feet tall, the ears over three feet tall, and the nose would have been nearly 5 feet long before it was knocked off.

Its nose was knocked off by the Turks in the Turkish period, another assumption that the nose was shot off by Napoleon’s men. the body of the Sphinx has been restored several times over the past several thousand years.

The Great Sphinx amazing archaeological sites to visit, so if you prefer to visit it and discover the other historical attractions in Egypt in one trip, you can check our best Egypt tour packages and choose your trip to Egypt.

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