THE GREAT SPHINX OF GIZA . . . . . .
(EGYPT, GIZA) . . . . . .
This unique monolith statue of 20 meters high, is the oldest known monumental sculpture, built in 2558-2532 BC, by the ancient Egyptians.
The impressive limestone statue of the Giza Plateau, on the west bank of Nile river, presents a mythical creature with a lion's body and a human head (sphinx), and is generally believed to represent the face of the Pharaoh Khafra.