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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 »

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Egypt has a variety of fun and unique facts, including the fact that the country is home to the Great Pyramid of Giza, considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and a number of other smaller pyramids. The... More »

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In terms of size, Russia is the largest country in the world and it encompasses a total area of approximately 6,601,700 square miles. This transcontinental nation is mainly situated in northern Asia and it stretches from... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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There is inconclusive evidence as to when the Great Sphinx of Giza was carved and how long it took. The most commonly accepted theory is that it was carved in place around 2500 B.C.E, during or after the reign of the Old... More »

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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 »

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