الأربعاء، 13 يوليو، 2011

the great Sphinx




Sphinx is a statue of a mythical creature of the body of a lion and a human head is located on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt near the pyramids. Is the oldest known large sculptures, a length of 73.5 m, and width of 6 m. and a height of 20.22 meters. Believed to be built by the ancient Egyptians are from the Old Kingdom during the reign of the pharaoh Khafre (2558-2532) BC.





There are some inscriptions put by two of the old Kings says that the Sphinx represents one form of the sun god the god "hor-em-akht", and they worship it and draw paintings in his name, the most famous of these paintings that of King Thutmose IV of the Eighteenth Dynasty, known as the Dream Stela.



by : maryoma

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