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. One of the most famous landmarks of Ancient Egypt and the most known example of sphinx art, the Great Sphinx of Giza 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. 
The massive statue is concidered to be one of the world's largest art works. It measures 73 meters long and 20 meters high. Imagine a statue with the size of a six-story building sitting in front of even a larger work of art, the Pyramids of Giza. The Giza Platau is an imposant place which makes you lost in a world of your own.

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. This has been proven  based on it's architecture, geology and archaeology. 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. It has been speculated that the Great Sphinx of Giza has been built to assiciate the king with the sun God.

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.

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