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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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  • To visit, it is a must-see place. It demonstrates the strength of the Pharaonic civilization and the importance of the sphinx that guards the pyramids. Excellent view and great story to discover.
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  • The Sphynx is gated so you cannot get very close to it, regardless it is an absolutely stunning piece of work by an ancient civilization. A must see if you're visiting the Pyramids anyways. It is abou...  more »
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  • This is a beautiful place the great sphinx standing in front of the wonder of the world the pyramid. Just stand there and you can be awed by the history. Click your own photo don't give the phone or camera to none. Ignore the vendor, don't be tempted with the price, once you ask a price you will be harassed by them. Otherwise the place is great👍
  • Great place to visit with a lot of ancient history. It will be a lot better if the Egyptians could leave us alone to have a good time. They demand and quote how much money they need for every dam thing.
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