Great Sphinx o Giza

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The Great Sphinx o Giza, 2008

The Great Sphinx o Giza (Arabic: أبو الهولAbū al-Haul, Scots: The Terrifying Ane; literally: Faither o dread), commonly referred tae as the Sphinx, is a limestane statue o a reclinin or couchant sphinx (a meethical craitur wi a lion's bouk an a human heid) that stands on the Giza Plateau on the wast bank o the Nile in Giza, Egyp. The face o the Sphinx is generally believed tae represent the face o the Pharaoh Khafra.

It is the lairgest monolith statue in the warld, staundin 73.5 metre (241 ft) lang, 19.3 metre (63 ft) wide, an 20.22 m (66.34 ft) heich.[1] It is the auldest kent monumental sculptur, an is commonly believed tae hae been biggit bi auncient Egyptians o the Auld Kinrick in the ring o the Pharaoh Khafra (c. 2558–2532 BC).[1][2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Emporis – Great Sphinx of Giza
  2. Dunford, Jane; Fletcher, Joann; French, Carole (ed., 2007). Egypt: Eyewitness Travel Guide. London: Dorling Kindersley, 2007. ISBN 978-0-7566-2875-8.

Coordinates: 29°58′31″N 31°08′16″E / 29.975277777778°N 31.137777777778°E / 29.975277777778; 31.137777777778