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The Great Sphinx in Giza

The Great Sphinx in Giza
It would be hard to believe that anybody of adult age would not have heard or read about the Great Sphinx at Giza in Egypt. It has been the subject of many books both within Pharaonic history and in fictional and childrens books. It sits as a legend in it’s own right and was known as the Great protector of the Dead Pharaohs buried within the 3 Great Pyramids of Giza. 

Situated about 30 minutes from Downtown Cairo, the Sphinx is located at Giza after El Haram District next to the 3 Great Pyramids of Giza. 

The Great Sphinx of Giza sits watchfully over his assigned duty to watch over his beloved Pharaohs buried in the 3 Great Pyramids along side at what is known as the Giza Plateau in Egypt. Known as the ‘Father of Terror’, or ‘The Terrifying One’ literally The Sphinx, is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, mythical creature with a lion's body and a human head on the Giza Plateau and the face of the Sphinx believed to represent the face of the Pharaoh Khafra. It was said to have been built by the ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafra (c. 2558–2532 BC)The great effigy with the body of a lion was carved from a spur of limestone rock originally used for quarrying, while the paws and tail were made with added blocks.

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