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The Sphinx is a natural rock formation with the shape of a human-like face in the Bucegi Mountains in Romania (elev. 2,216m). The Romanian Sphinx stone formation measures 8 meters in height and 12 meters in width (similar size to the world famous Sphinx of Gizeh in Egypt). The mysterious origin of this megalith revolves around whether it was carved by an ancient civilization or created by accident by wind and rain. Some inquisitors wonder if this Sphinx served as the model for the Egyptian Sphin
The Peak Flower, or as the austrians call it, Edelweiss. It is an endangered species that only grows on the highest mountain peaks. As a scarce short-lived flower found in remote mountain areas, the plant has been used as a symbol for alpinism.