The Great Sphinx of Giza

(click and drag in image, left or right) The most enigmatic of sculptures, the Sphinx was carved from a single block of limestone left over in the quarry used to build the Pyramids. Scholars believe it was sculpted about 4,600 years ago by the pharaoh Khafre, whose Pyramid rises directly behind it and whose face… Continue reading The Great Sphinx of Giza

The Sphinx

The Great Sphinx of Giza, the worlds largest single-stone statue. The half-human Sphinx is an ancient Egyptian mystical figure usually formed as a lion with a human head, usually made to resemble a pharaoh. The Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt, is the worlds biggest single-stone statue. It is made from limestone and it is 57… Continue reading The Sphinx

the Great Sphinx

Facts About the Great Sphinx of Egypt The Sphinx has been a symbol of Egypt from ancient times to the present. It has inspired the imaginations of artists, poets, adventurers, scholars and travelers for centuries and has also inspired endless speculation about its age, its meaning and the secrets that it might hold. A Description… Continue reading the Great Sphinx