The Sphinx and Menkaure

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    The entire body of the sphinx, which is suppose to be a lion and the head of a Pharaoh (Some say Khafre, some say not...) and the smaller of the main pyramids in the Giza complex in the backgroup - Menkaure pyramid.

    Menkaure stands at 210 feet tall, about half the size of the other two pyramids. It was the last pyramid built in the Giza complex and is unique because it's base was composed of unfinished granite rock instead of the more common limestone.

    Zeki Öztürk, Ercides Rodrigues, and 46 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Je suis de retour 52 months ago | reply

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    2. Nwbama 52 months ago | reply

      Awesome view!

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    3. SALTY_DOGG 52 months ago | reply

      There is speculation that the Sphynx originally HAD the head of a lion, and that it was changed later into the likeness of Kafre, or whoever it is.
      If you look closely, there are signs of water erosion everywhere BUT the head, which shows mostly intentional damage.

    4. Steve Corey 52 months ago | reply

      Mystifyng image. I expect to see Indiana Jones next.

    5. fuzzball5 52 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot, full of warm color. Great placement.

    6. aumbody images 52 months ago | reply

      thoe rich colours are superb - a golden dream

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    11. mrwsierra 52 months ago | reply

      very cool shot Matt - looks like you had quite a trip to the desert

    12. david_joly 52 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture ! great light !

    13. gatorinsc 52 months ago | reply

      What a great photo! I would love to go here!!

    14. flipkeat 44 months ago | reply

      great shot..I see we were both linked from a site called gr8t shots.. ;)

      www.webgr8.com/50-awe-inspiring-landmarks-around-the-world/

      Lovely to see your beautiful photograph!! :)

    15. Filo Schira 39 months ago | reply

      incredible colours

    16. vytko1.618 [deleted] 30 months ago | reply

      wow

    17. pumpkinjack01 29 months ago | reply

      Its the head of Sekhmet.

    18. Paul Wyman 24 months ago | reply

      Outstanding image Matt , just awesome !!!!

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