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    The Sphinx

    The Sphinx, with its monumental proportions, lion’s body, and human facial features, provides an unexpected naturalistic contrast to the geometric shapes of the pyramids. The recumbent lion stretches 241 feet and reaches 65 feet in height. The Sphinx was carved out of a natural outcropping of rock around the time of the construction of the Pyramid of Khafre to the left of the Sphinx. The features are thought to be those of King Khafre wearing the royal nemes headdress. The uraeus (rearing cobra) which originally sat on the king’s forehead is now lost, but fragments of his beard, which was added during the New Kingdom, are in the Cairo Museum.

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    1. JHJANE [deleted] 82 months ago | reply

      EPIC
      thank you

    2. SBA73 82 months ago | reply


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    3. nickp_63 82 months ago | reply

      Wonderful photo of a world famous ancient Egyptian treasure!

    4. bernardstyrc [deleted] 82 months ago | reply

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      Beautiful photo

    5. sunshadows 82 months ago | reply

      great shot!

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    6. BillGraf 82 months ago | reply


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    7. marinela 2008 79 months ago | reply

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    8. g567hey [deleted] 79 months ago | reply

      unusual and cool composition

    9. norvegia2005sara 79 months ago | reply

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    10. Photonews 79 months ago | reply

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    11. Al Brando 79 months ago | reply

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    13. Tobi Roaming Africa 25 months ago | reply

      I wish I had taken a shot of the sphynx like that one!!! Compliments!!!

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