The Great Sphinx of Giza is located on the Giza Plateau near Cairo. The Sphinx was carved out of limestone and features the head of a human with the body of a lion in a reclining position. The body of the sculpture is ca... More » Geography

The ancient Egyptians built their stone pyramids as tombs for their pharaohs, whom they considered gods on Earth. Egypt experienced great prosperity and stability during the Old Kingdom era, further strengthening the pha... More » History Ancient History Ancient Egypt

Egypt is considered to be the center of the Arab world and has the highest population of all the countries in the Arab world. Approximately 95 percent of Egypt's population lives on or near the Nile River. However, the N... More » History Ancient History Ancient Egypt
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Although conclusive evidence is lacking, some scholars agree that the Great Sphinx of Giza was constructed during the reign of the pharaoh Khafra, from 2520 to 2494 B.C. Dissenting Egyptologists suggest that the statue w... More » History Ancient History Ancient Egypt

The Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt is generally believed to be a monument to the Egyptian Pharaoh Khafra. The Egyptians regarded the lion as a god, and the placing of the pharaoh's head on top of a lion's body was meant t... More » World View Symbolism

Although historians cannot be certain, it is believed that the nose of the Great Sphinx in Giza was destroyed by an Egyptian man who was angry that his offering to the gods did not result in an answered prayer to control... More » History Ancient History Ancient Egypt

The Great Sphinx is located near the northern Egyptian city of Giza on the west bank of the Nile River. The Pyramids of Giza are also located there. The Sphinx, which lies south of the Great Pyramid, is around 24 feet in... More » Geography Africa