The Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza
The view of the sphinx and the pyramid of giza, taken during a daytrip to cairo. This was my favourite view of the sphinx as the pyramid makes the perfect backdrop.
The Great Sphinx is one of the world’s largest and oldest statues and is believed to represent the likeness of King Khafra who was buried in the pyramid which sits directly behind the Sphinx. This would mean that the sphinx was built between 2520 and 2494BC
Many egyptologists believe the sphinx was carved to disguise a large immovable rock which was obstructing the view of the pyramid.
The pyramid you can see in the background of the picture is the Pyramid of Khufu ( Also known as "The Great Pyramid" or the "Pyramid of Cheops" . This is the oldest and largest of the Pyramids at Giza.
The Pyramid of Khufu was constructed in 2570 BC and is 455.2ft tall.