The Mighty Sphinx
Sphinx of Giza
The sphinx of Giza is the statue therianthrope that stands before the Great Pyramids plateau of Giza, upstream of the Nile Delta in Lower Egypt. It is also known by the Arabs Abu al-Hol ( “father of terror”).
With a length of sixty-three meters from a height of twenty meters and a width of fourteen the Sphinx of Giza is a sculpture carved in a natural promontory in the rock. His head is carved into a limestone peak of hard plaque Mokattam which are built on the three pyramids, a revered peak times already pre-Pharaonic It is in the midst of a great career which provided some of the blocks for the construction of the pyramid. His head is turned towards the lifting. The body of the Sphinx is that of a lion lying and head of a sovereign bearing the Nemes, adorned the front of a uraeus (there are still front of the place where it was attached).
Long identified with the pharaoh Chefren, son of Cheops, it could actually represent Cheops himself, as claimed by Vassil Dobrev Several indices have enabled him …read more