"Sphinx" Pyramids of Giza Things to Do Tip by freya_heaven

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  Giza Sphinx
by freya_heaven

The Arabic work for the Sphinx is Abu Al-Hol, which means Father of Terror.

Over the centurys it has had many superstitions held against it, and it is not really known what the Sphinx purpose was.

It stands 50 meters long and 22 meters high, any built almost intirely from one peice of limestone, carved out of the quarry on which it strands.

The nose and beard have worn away badly and plans are underway to retrore the Sphinx to its former glory.



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  • Updated Feb 16, 2005
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