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Great Sphinx, Giza

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Undeniably one of the most iconic structures of the ancient world, Great Sphinx, a monumental sculpture depicting the mythical creature with the body of a lion and a human head, continues to overlook the surrounding landscape with a discerning gaze. Carved out of the bedrock, also used for the building of the nearby pyramids, the structure is 73 m (238 ft) long and 20.21 m (66.3 ft) high, measurements that make it one of the largest statues in the world. Most modern scholars believe it was built around 2500 BCE, with the face modeled on the pharaoh Khafra, whose tomb, the second pyramid of Giza, lies close by on the plateau. Plan to visit Great Sphinx during your Giza vacation using our convenient Giza trip planner.
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  • Way smaller that I thought it would be. I'm glad I saw it. I thought the great pyramids and other things I saw in Egypt were more impressive. Absolutely worth seeing. Just totally smaller than... 
    Way smaller that I thought it would be. I'm glad I saw it. I thought the great pyramids and other things I saw in Egypt were more impressive. Absolutely worth seeing. Just totally smaller than...  more »
  • The majestic Great Sphinx stands guard in the Egyptian desert, about ten kilometers away from Cairo on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile, and looks like it is guarding the three great... 
    The majestic Great Sphinx stands guard in the Egyptian desert, about ten kilometers away from Cairo on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile, and looks like it is guarding the three great...  more »
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  • Amazing experience …just to be there .. unbelievable that it’s built 4000 yrs back… only Ancient wonder that still intact … trips can be made easily from Cairo ( 5 hrs round trip) and better to have through local car and guide
  • 👌 Wow!!! What an amazing experience visiting this historic landmark. I was in complete Awe of the absolute fine details and carvings of the Sphinx. I booked my tickets in advance with a tour guide, we had a local tour guide whom spoke well English and explained the story in much detail. Tick off my bucket done ✔️

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