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The Great Sphinx

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The Great Sphinx is a statue that was built more than 4,500 years ago by Chephren's workers. It has the face of Chephren and the body of a lion. Over the years, part of the uraeus (sacred cobra), the nose and the ritual beard have fallen apart, though this does not stop tourists from taking a step back into the past.
Both. The sphinx is part woman, part lion.
In mythology, a sphinx is a lion with a human head. The head can be of both a male and a female. A criosphinx is a lion with a ram's head. A hierocosphinx is a lion with a bird's head.
A pyramid because they are both ancient and in Egypt
15 meters each together they are the size of a blue whale
The Great Sphinx had a red face and a blue beard. It had blue eyebrows and eyeliner. All the paint has faded away, but there is evidence that there once was paint on the Great Sphinx.
  No, a sphinx has a lion body.
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The Sphinx was built in Egypt.
It weighs alot but to be exact 5.9 million tonnes -----It is estimated at 6.5 million tons.
The Great Sphinx of Giza is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom in 2555 BC to 2532 BC. Making it over 4,500 years old.
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No, it was made of limestone.
  No secret room has been found.
The Sphinx structure was headed The Lion
The Shpinx is built in Eygypt
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the shape of a sphinx is a triangular prism.
  As with most facts about the sphinx, this is not known, but it would have been many thousands.
The sphinx was sent by the gods. To plague the town of thebes for a ancient crime they comitted.
they cover it with seamen and the salt inside of the seamen preserve the sphinx
The great sphinx is 200 feet!!!!! it is accually 66 feet tall, and 239 feet long.
Muḩāfaz̧at al Jīzah, the Egyptian muhafazah
a pharaoh said "i have the body of a lion and the head of a human" meaning that he had the strength of a lion and the intellect of the human mind so he was the most powerful of creatures.
The great Sphinx is a heritage site as it was made in the B.Cperiod by the ancient Egyptians and it is beautiful peace of workand culturally significant.
It wasn't discovered, it was thought to have been made around 2500BC but in 1991 a scientist (Robert Schoch) found mysterious water erosions. A few belivers began to question it, the sphinx's carving date must have to be pushed back much further in time.I hope this answers your question:)
No, it is the head of Pharaoh Khafre
it was finished in the 1780s
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It was a lion but a king ordered it's head to be the head of himself.
pharaoh khafre and people debate on who's face it is - Leo c & Emma
  Her-Em-Akhet   (Heru-of-the horizon)
they were scared to death and never saw again
The oldest sphinx is in giza,egypt.
People wanted to see the Sphinx because of its unnatural characteristics. It had the head of man, the body of a lion, and the tail of an ox. it symbolized peace and unity.
Most likely to stick some of the materials together. Some of the things used were limestone, marble, granite, and of course jelly.
The great sphinx was Resembling Menes the great pharoh and mixed with a lion to look powerful
yes.It has a cat body abd a human head
It is not "used" today. It is a historical site.Purely as a tourist attraction.
Egypt offers innumerable attractions where tourists can immersethemselves in a rich ancient culture and history. Every major cityboasts of magnificent monuments that must be seen to be believed. In Giza, witness the colossal Pyramids of Giza and the majesticSphinx, which has been presiding over the...
People started building the Sphinx before you were born. The most accurate answer would be around 2558- 2532 BC.
  Yes, it was most likely carved out of the bedrock with stone hammers and copper chisels.
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No one paid them they were all slaves
people say it lives in Giza
were did the sphinx live
The lion is associated with strength, intelligence, leadership and power. The human face of the Sphinx is that of the Pharoah. The combination is meant to show that the leader is a god and a human who is powerful, intelligent, and great.
It is a lion with a mans face, with parts gone with age, wind blowing on it.
The Sphinx has the body of a lion.
The greatest monumental sculpture in the ancient world, it is carved out of a single ridge of limestone 240 feet (73 meters) long and 66 feet (20 meters) high.
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If you can see the Sphinx, you are in Giza, Eygpt
they are important to know what the ancient people used to do and to know what are their beliefs
Yes, the sphinx bears the head of a man and the body of a lion.
The Sphinx is a Greek Myth, the Egyptians may only have heard about it in stories.
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  It is generally accepted that the Sphinx was built by Pharaoh Khafre - c2575 to c2465 BC - during the Old Kingdom, the age of the great pyramid builders. It is believed that Khafre's workers shaped the stone into the lion and gave it their king's face.   It was carved out of a single block...
The Great Sphinx at Giza, lies northwest of the Valley Temple of the Pyramid Complex of Khefren.Right in front of the Sphinx, and directly north of the Valley Temple, an open structure was erected. As this structure appears to be very closely related to the Sphinx, archaeologists consider it to be...
The great sphinx is being preserved by getting covered in the goo also known as Drumtin and then it was washed of and that happens once a year so that it doesnt disintergrate. Hope i helped.
It is not located in a city. The country is Egypt.
the sphinx is a mass/ shell structure
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The Great Sphinx was built on the West Bank of the Nile River. Itis located on the Giza Plateau. Archaeologists believe the sphinxwas built to honor the Pharaoh Khafra, who reigned from 2558 - 2532BC.
  The Great Sphinx of Giza which is part of the Giza Necropolis that stands on the Giza Plateau, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt.
it was then placed in the pyramids built for them wich were  called tombs 
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The Sphinx is an ancient Egyptian statue with the body of a cat and  the head of a human. It was built for the sun god Ra.
Historians haven't a clear idea as to the purpose of the sphinx. When is was found, this structure was buried in sand and only half her face could be seen. Noone could really say if the people of that time had to guard the sphinx and there is confusion whether the Sphinx was actually an original ...
it took 2,000 blocks to biuld just the body of the sphynx.10,000 for the paws and 4,000 for the head. all together it was 16,000 blocks of lime stone.
This is a question that puzzles Egyptologists to this day. There are theories as to who the Sphinx was, the current theory is King Khafre (2558-2532 BCE) of the 4th Dynasty The sphinx can be found in Greek, Egyptian and South East Asia (where it is called the Human Beast). The common form is the...
it was probably made by Khafre
The Sphinx would be probably 73.5 meters (241 ft) long.
Both the Great Sphinx and the Great Pyramids are located in the  archaeological site of Giza Necropolis, 15 miles south of Cairo.  There are three pyramids, the Sphinx, cemeteries, an industrial  complex and workers villages at this archaological site.
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