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The Egy Sphinx

Mysteries are the salt and pepper of a human life. There are many things humans don’t know and never will know – in history, psychology, physics, math or geography.
One of the most famous mysteries that make people wonder is the Egyptian sphinx, the one that has been given lots of interpretations and associations, like being a mystery keeper, a source of analyzing the whole universe(or at least a part of it)… The pyramids and the sphinx in Egypt are probably the greatest tourist attractions in the entire world, or at least they are in top 10; from seniors to small children – everybody knows that the pyramids and the sphinx are one of the greatest achievements of man. Eulogized in poetry, enthroned in legend, the Sphinx remains a symbol of strength, wisdom and mystery for all. Partially buried several times over the years by the shifting desert sands, the Sphinx now stands fully exposed with its impressive dimensions visible to all. The body of a lion with the head of a king or god, the Sphinx lines up with the Pyramid of Khafre.

The myths say that under the famous pyramid there are labyrinths that lead to unknown places, from where there’s no escape for at least a few weeks or even months, apparently turning to eternity. The Sphinx of Giza is a symbol that has represented the essence of Egypt for thousands of years. Even with all of the pictures that we see of the Sphinx, nothing can really prepare you for the time that you finally see the Sphinx with your own eyes.
There are anomalies regarding the sphinx’s soil, according to some tests made by experts, this being another specific feature of it, one more reason to visit it.

 

See also: What NOT To Do in Egypt

 
The Great Sphinx is to the northeast of Chephren’s Valley Temple. Where it sits was once a quarry. Chephren’s workers shaped the stone into the lion and gave it their king’s face over 4,500 years ago. The sphinx faces the rising sun with a temple to the front which resembles the sun temples which were built later by the kings of the 5th Dynasty.

The word ‘sphinx’, which means ‘strangler’, was first given by the Greeks to a fabulous creature which had the head of a woman, the body of a lion and the wings of a bird. In Egypt, there are numerous sphinxes, usually with the head of a king wearing his headdress and the body of a lion. There are, however, sphinxes with ram heads that are associated with the god Amun. But the most amazing is the one we’re taking in consideration today, the one I say we shall visit, as a true wonder of the world, as a perfect destination for an unforgettable trip

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