The Sphinx

the sphinxThe , which embodies the body of a lion and the head of a pharaoh, is believed to be the head of Khafre and his guardian spirit for his entire burial complex. Carved the natural limestone of , has disintegrated over the years, entire pieces dropping off to the desert floor below. It is not known to have chambers inside, like those found in the at .

Dates Built: undetermined

Base: 187 feet (57 m) in length

Total Weight: undetermined

Width: Face is 20 feet (6 m) wide

Height: Total height is 66 feet (20 m), 30 feet (9.15 m) high from chin to head

Construction Material: Soft limestone

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: Aaron Strong

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