SphinxSunday September 12, 2004
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Burried on and off uptill it's neck in sand for 4500 years, the Sphinx was finally cleared again to reveal a lion's body in 1926.
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SphinxSunday September 12, 2004
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Very original shot of the Sphinx... To the left the smaller pyramid of Menkaure (Mycerinus) and right again the Khafre pyramid.
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SphinxSunday September 12, 2004
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The Sphinx owes it's name to the ancient Greeks, for who it resembled a mythical winged monster with a woman's head and lion's body, killing anyone who was unable to answer it's riddles... (Now a days that job it strictly reserved to the local camel owners and hasslers.)
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SphinxSunday September 12, 2004
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According to a recent investigation, the Sphinx probably portrays pharaoh Khafre. Though judging from the cheeckbones, I think it looks more like a woman.
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SphinxSunday September 12, 2004
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The nose was cut off by an Arab in the 15th century. Napoleon's soldiers also took some shots at the head. It's fallen beard is on display in London's British Museum.
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Greek Sphinx chair11:50 CET on Thursday March 25, 2010
Greek Sphinx chair, Louvre, Paris, France, Paris 2010,travel, photography,favorites
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