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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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Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterized by seizures, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Epilepsy affects different people in different ways, with some people experiencing seizur... More »

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Archaeologists believe the Great Sphinx of Gaza's nose fell off due to a combination of weathering and human vandalism. While Napoleon Bonaparte is often blamed for this destruction, the missing nose has been gone since ... More »

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One of the theories to explain the purpose and symbolism behind the construction of the Great Sphinx at Giza is that it was built to guard the tombs of the pharaohs buried nearby. Support for this theory is based on the ... 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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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 »

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