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Great Sphinx - Israel Tours

The nose-less Great Sphinx has long since become recognized for its lack of a nose

Similar to the arm-less Venus de Milo, the nose-less Great Sphinx has long since become recognized for its lack of a nose. Guarding the revered entrance to the Great Giza Pyramids, the lion-bodied, human-headed Sphinx is the oldest mythical stone sculpture in Egypt. Ironically, it is also the most recognizable. It was impressively made, originally carved from one huge piece of limestone bedrock and covered in plaster and paint. Sands, water, and winds of the Giza Plateau have worn away at the exterior of the Great Sphinx, which once wore the royal beard of a Pharaoh. Part of this beard can be viewed at the British Museum in London and the rest can be seen in the Egyptian Museum at Cairo-a must while on trips to Cairo.

You may not know this, but the Sphinx was originally built by and in the image of Pharaoh Kefren—though it was named by the Greeks with a nod to their riddle-adoring mythological character.

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