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THE GREAT SPHINX OF GIZA (EGYPT, GIZA)

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.

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  • Uploaded on January 30, 2011
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