What year was the great sphinx built?

Answer The Great Sphinx of Giza is the largest statue in Egypt. It is impossible to assign a specific year to its construction, because no records survive. Scholars can only make educated guesses. Most ex... Read More »

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What was the reason the great Sphinx was built?

The Sphinx was most likely built in honor of Egyptian pharaoh Khafre, according to the non-profit organization Ancient Egypt Research Associates. Khafre's Sphinx is also said to be a tribute to Re-... Read More »

Who was the Sphinx built for?

The Great Sphinx in Egypt was built by the pharaoh Khafre as a self-tribute, according to the mainstream of historical researchers. Although, in recent years, some historians have had doubts concer... Read More »

Where was the Sphinx originally built?

There is no one sphinx, and sphinxes weren't only created in Egypt. For instance, the earliest known sphinx was found in Turkey. Egypt's earliest sphinx bears the royal face of Princess Hetepheres ... Read More »

During what period was the Sphinx built?

The Great Sphinx is believed to have been built during Egypt's Old Kingdom period, which began about 2,600 B.C. Eminent Egyptologists such as Mark Lehner believe Pharaoh Khafre commissioned the col... Read More »