Thursday, November 18, 2010

How and When was the Great Sphinx made?

The Great Sphinx in Giza!
One of the most famous statues in the world! It was built approximately around 2575- 2465 BCE. It was made of real natural limestone carved into its shape. Beliefs say that it was built to guard the pharoh Khafre's tomb. It is around 240ft. long and 66ft. tall, it is has a body of a lion and a head of a human. It is suppose to be like a statue of pharoh Khafre. It is located in the city of Giza were the great pyramids and temples. I hope you learned a little about the great Sphinx.

1 comment:

  1. It is amazing how they carved the Great Sphinx with such attention to detail. I am one of those people who have no artistic talent. Whoever carved the Sphinx sure did.