Who was the Sphinx built for?

Answer 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 »

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Who built the ancient Sphinx?

According to leading Egyptologists, the Sphinx was constructed by Pharaoh Khafre in the year 2500 B.C., during the forth dynasty, which, according to Dr. Zahi Hawass, Director of Giza Saqqara of th... 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 »

How many people built the Sphinx?

The exact number of people used in the construction of the Great Sphinx isn't known and various scientists have debated the number. According to American archaeologist Mark Lehner, one plausible es... Read More »