There are many Sphinxes in Egypt, many of them worn faces of actual rulers. The most known of them was a target practice for french army some very long time ago, so it got its nose shot off and there is still another canonball sitting in the face.
Asked in The Great Sphinx, Wood Carving
Who was the ancient Egyptian pharaoh his face is carved on the great sphinx?
The head of the Great Sphinx now is believed to be that of the pharaoh Khafra. ...
Why did they did build the great sphinx of Giza?
The Sphinx served as a protector or guardian to the Pyramids, most especially the pyramid of Khefre (Khafra), son of Khufu. It's believed that the face on the Sphinx is of this pharaoh himself. ...
Asked in Ancient History, The Great Sphinx
The sphinx was modelled on which Egyptian kings face?
Although the date of its construction is uncertain, the head of the Great Sphinx now is believed to be that of the pharaoh Khafra. ...
Whos face is carved on the Great Sphinx?
It is believed that Khafre's workers shaped the stone into the lion and gave it their king's face over 4,500 years ago. See National Geographic link for Egypt Unwrapped - Secrets of the Sphinx - Khufu's son had the the sphinx carved to honour his father. ...
Asked in Ancient Egypt, The Great Sphinx
Why did egyptians art and architecture often depict animals such as the lion body of the sphinx?
The lion body of the sphinx was used as a symbolic reference of the sheer power and strength of the king whose face the sphinx bore. ...
Asked in The Great Sphinx
Why does the sphinx have an animal body and a human face?
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. ...
What body part is missing from sphinx?
If you are talking about the sphinx in Egypt then it is the nose. When the British occupied Egypt they used the sphinx as target practice and took away much of its face. Last I heard restoration attempts are underway. ...
Asked in Ancient Egypt
Who damaged the face of the great sphinx about 1380 bc?
The face of the great sphinx was damaged by an iconoclastic sheikh in 1380 AD. It was later damaged again, this time by Mameluke troops, who apparently decided to use it for target practice. ...
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Why do people care about the sphinx in Egypt?
People care about the Sphinx because it was legendary. The Sphinx was said to have wings in was described as an large species/creature. The legend is famously know through out Egypt and they even made a statchu of the Sphinx. It's said to be an mystery as to what happened to it. ...