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The Sphinx is important because it is one of the earliest and largest ancient Egyptian carvings. It is also famous because no one knows exactly when it was carved. There is no concrete information about why it was carved... More »

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The purpose of the Great Sphinx is not known by scholars, though it is thought that it was built as a divine image of the King at that time. It is also thought that this is what the many builders of the Great Sphinx thou... More »

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Workers gradually carved the 240-foot long and 66-foot high Sphinx statue from a massive piece of limestone, according to Smithsonian Magazine. These measurements make the Sphinx one of the largest monolithic statues in ... More »

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Workers gradually carved the 240-foot long and 66-foot high Sphinx statue from a massive piece of limestone, according to Smithsonian Magazine. These measurements make the Sphinx one of the largest monolithic statues in ... More »

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Archaeological evidence suggests that the Sphinx was built under the rule of the pharaoh Khafre, who reigned between 2520 and 2494 B.C. However, some archaeologists and Egyptologists hold other views, since unlike temple... More »

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The Sphinx is located in Giza, Egypt. The Sphinx is situated on the west bank of the Nile River on the Giza Plateau. It is the largest monolith statue in the world and is over 60 feet high, 241 feet long and 63 feet wide... More »

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The Sphinx of Giza is probably around 4,500 years old. Because its face resembles that of the Pharaoh Khafre, it is generally agreed by archaeologists that it was built during or shortly after his reign. More »

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