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 Who does the sphinx represent?

Answer Some of the most ancient examples of great architecture still inspire the thousands of tourists who visit Egypt. And while some structures are more mysterious than others, the Great Sphinx has kept... 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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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