Is there a Sphinx anywhere else in the world?

Answer Though its fame and grandeur might make the Great Sphinx of Egypt seem like the only sphinx, there are others. Indeed, Egypt's Avenue of Sphinxes originally featured 1,350 sphinxes, some of which w... Read More »

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How big is the sphinx?

The body of the Sphinx in Egypt is about 260 feet long, 20 feet wide and 65 feet tall. The paws are 50 feet long and the head is 30 feet long and 14 feet wide. The largest stone used for this statu... Read More »

What was the Sphinx known for?

The Great Sphinx of Egypt is a 240-foot-long and 66-foot-high limestone statue that stands by the pyramid complex at Giza. Widely believed to have been commissioned by the pharaoh Khafre in the mid... Read More »

Who was the Sphinx modeled after?

The Great Sphinx is intended to represent the Egyptian sun-god Amun. Who is depicted on the actual face of the Sphinx is under contention, but recent evidence suggests that it was carved out of the... Read More »

How to Make a Sphinx?

The ancient Egyptians were masters at making a Sphinx. Now you can make one, too!