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Great Sphinx of Chephren

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Title: Great Sphinx of Chephren
Author: Unknown author
Description: The Great Sphinx is to the northeast of Chephren's Valley Temple and connected to his pyramid by a causeway. It was given the face of the Pharoah and the body of a lion. Facing the rising sun, he is believed to be Chefron's guardian spirit for his entire burial complex. Carved from the natural limestone of Giza, the figure was buried for most of its life in the sand. It was later unearthed by a new kingdom ruler,Thutmose IV and its soft stone has been disintegrating ever since. (IV Dynasty)
Date: -
Subject: Architecture
Sphinx
Egyptian
Egypt
Gizeh
Exterior
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/535

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