Notes on the Geography of Egypt: Egyptian Icons: Photo 4
Cleaned up, with the desert sand brushed off her feet, the Great Sphinx at Giza combines a lion's body with the head of either Khufu or Khafre, the builders of the large pyramids behind her. She lies in place, carved from the bedrock around her; in fact, she lies in what once was a quarry from which limestone was taken for the pyramid cores. Length: 235 feet. Height: 64 feet. Date: Fourth Dynasty, roughly 2,500 B.C.
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