Is my head so big or the Great Sphinx smaller than I imagined it would be? It's all about perspective. This limestone statue is a mythical mix of a lion body and a human head. The nose is damaged, cause unknown. The Sphinx is part of the Giza Plateau and on walking distance. It is the oldest monumental sculpture of Egypt, constructed during the reign of Pharaoh Khafre (2532-2558 BC). Although 73m long and 20m high, I imagined it bigger than it appeared in real-life, yet cool to see anyway! For more info about my Egypt trip, check out the article (link in bio). Have a great day! .
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