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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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  • Since I was a boy, I wanted to visit the Great Sphinx. What a true marvel and something that I never thought that I’d see. I highly recommend if you have the opportunity! 
    Since I was a boy, I wanted to visit the Great Sphinx. What a true marvel and something that I never thought that I’d see. I highly recommend if you have the opportunity!  more »
  • Its' characteristics and reputation precede it.. You can only view from the sides and cannot access the lower area (ground level). It is still a must visit location, especially as you can take in the....  more
    Its' characteristics and reputation precede it.. You can only view from the sides and cannot access the lower area (ground level). It is still a must visit location, especially as you can take in the....  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
  • If you're ever in the area, make sure to check out the Great Sphinx of Giza – it's definitely a must-see in life! This iconic statue is located on the west bank of the Nile River, and it's one of the oldest and largest statues in the world. With its impressive size and mysterious history, it's no wonder that the Sphinx is such a popular tourist destination.

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