The Sphinx, 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 from the natural limestone of Giza, the sphinx 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 pyramids at Giza.
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 (91.5 m) high from chin to head
Construction Material: Soft limestone
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 may be that represented on the Sphinx.
human, half lion, the Sphinx is 240 feet long and 66 feet high.
Badly eroded, it has undergone numerous restorations over the
millennia, beginning with one conducted about who dreamt
that the Sphinx asked him to clear the sand around it in return
for the crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. The Sphinx has recently
undergone a major modern restoration.
In this 180° image, as you "walk" around the Sphinx from its left side to its right, watch the sunrise first strike the top of the Khafre Pyramid in the background, then light up the Sphinx itself. To get a sense of the sheer size of the sculpture, keep an eye out, too, for the man standing below it.
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