The Pyramid of Khafre is the second largest of the ancient Egyptian Pyramids of Giza and the tomb of the fourth-dynasty Pharaoh Khafre. The Great Sphinx is a statue of a reclining lion with a human head that stands on the Giza Plateau in Giza. Human Omkved, Favorite Places, Egyptian Pyramid, Sphinx, Giza Plateau, Egypt Photos, Egypt Talk, Gursimran Sibia, Ancient Egyptian
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The Sphinx,Giza,Egypt~The Great Sphinx of Giza commonly referred to as the Sphinx, is a limestone statue of a reclining or couchant sphinx (a mythical creature with a lion's body and a human head) that stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza,Egypt.It is the largest monolith statue in the world,standing 73.5 metres(241 ft)long,19.3 metres (63 ft)wide,and 20.22 m(66.34 ft) high.
The ancient Egyptian sculpture called The Sphinx is also located on the Giza plateau, and was probably carved at the request of the 4th dynasty pharaoh Chephren or Khafre. The statue is carved out of the native bedrock, and has the body of a lion and (so is believed) Pharaoh Chephren's face. Later the Sphinx became associated with the Egyptian god Harmakhis.