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Great Sphinx, Giza

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Undeniably one of the most iconic structures of the ancient world, Great Sphinx, a monumental sculpture depicting the mythical creature with the body of a lion and a human head, continues to overlook the surrounding landscape with a discerning gaze. Carved out of the bedrock, also used for the building of the nearby pyramids, the structure is 73 m (238 ft) long and 20.21 m (66.3 ft) high, measurements that make it one of the largest statues in the world. Most modern scholars believe it was built around 2500 BCE, with the face modeled on the pharaoh Khafra, whose tomb, the second pyramid of Giza, lies close by on the plateau. Plan to visit Great Sphinx during your Giza vacation using our convenient Giza trip planner.
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  • Go check it out. If you're in Giza then you can't really miss it. You shouldn't miss it. It's a quick visit and photo op. Do the tourist thing and get a kissy photo. Or just do one standing in front....  more »
  • The monument itself is impressive and grand, but it's in poor shape and needs good rehabilitation. It looks like it will disintegrate if nothing will be done. It would be a pity. Too bad every...  more »
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  • I was told by my guide that this was a mystical animal guarding the pyramids from ???? but it is tiny in comparison to the the pyramids. The nose has eroded and it is high time the authority build protection from the elements if we still want to preserve it. The tourist money is enough to assist in some ways.
  • The Egyptian Pyramids are absolutely breathtaking!! the most remarkable monument in the world. An important stop at your tour in Egypt. It is very close to the pyramids.. Can't explain in words.....!..
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