Categories

Come on in! Join Pinterest today...it only takes like a second or so.

More like this: the great, egypt and sphynx.
Image
Nancy Wambach
Nancy Wambach • 46 weeks ago

The Sphinx nose was hacked off by Islamic Arabic invaders who believed that images of things were sinful. Facing east towards the rising sun shifting sands covered it for centuries. It was dug out in 1925. Restored many times by multiple dynasties and rulers. And also by the Ptolemies and Romans. Not known who the Sphinx depicts though definitely a pharaoh. Built before the reign of Khufu, one of the greatest mysteries is extensive water damage despite being on the edge of the Saharan Desert.

Also on these boards

Related Pins

Puente trampolín sobre el río Sena, París.jpg (588×588)

desierto del Sáhara.jpg (960×800)

Jardin de Monforte, en la Plaza de La Legion Española, ciudad de Valencia, España.jpg (736×882)

Buddha Statue in Forest Pak Chong, Thailand.jpg (800×783)

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

El fotógrafo Dang Nao capturó a estos monjes meditando en las cascadas de Pongour.jpg (800×532)

Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy

Chillon Castle, Switzerland

Buddha at Ngyen Khag Taktsang Monastery

Gásadalur, Vagar / Faroe Islands, northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway. By Gareth Codd.