Who built the Sphinx in ancient Egypt?

Answer The Sphinx is one of the largest archeological wonders of Egypt. Although there is no definitive way to know exactly when and who built the Sphinx, most scholars today believe that King Khafre had ... Read More »

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What does a sphinx represent in ancient Egypt?

The mythological sphinx of Ancient Egypt had a lion's body because Egypt, like other near-eastern cultures, associated the lion with sun worship. During later dynasties, the sphinx also came to rep... Read More »

How long did it take to build the ancient Egypt Sphinx?

There are no official records or estimates that indicate how long it took to build the Great Sphinx of Egypt. This lack of evidence is due in part to the debate over how and when the Great Sphinx w... Read More »

When was the Great Sphinx in ancient Egypt made?

According to, it is unknown exactly when the ancient Egyptian pyramid known as the Great Sphinx of Giza was built. The pyramid was likely built circa 2555 BC to 2532 BC, according to Em... Read More »

What animal body did the sphinx represent in ancient Egypt?

Although the head may be of different creatures, like a human, ram, falcon or hawk, the body of an Egyptian sphinx is always a lion. The largest representation of a sphinx is at Giza, on the west ... Read More »