Interesting Facts about Egyptian Sphinx
Built around BC 2500, and the Sphinx is one of the most famous landmarks in the art of ancient Egyptian architecture. This monument is carved structure in a series of hills and rocks, one of which is located about 73 meters and a height of 20 meters. It represents the body of a lion and the head of the king or God.
Located Sphinx on the Giza plateau (part of the ancient cemetery of Memphis) located approximately six miles to the west of Cairo. Believed to have been the construction of this statue is likely to signify wisdom, strength and power of the pharaohs. After the development of desert terrain, and was buried this mysterious statue with sand several times in the past, cut off from the soft Memorial erosion.
So far, not been on time to build a statue of the Sphinx, known until now. The purpose for which it was modeled and is known to the person who built it does not. A unique feature of this statue is the presence of remnants of paint, which indicates that it was originally a beautiful color. The head piece such as a color usually worn by the Pharaohs in ancient Egypt. The nose was killed off by Turkish soldiers during shooting practice while wearing a beard of strong winds and sand erosion.
Due to bad corrosion, and made all of the ancient kings and leaders of the modern era for the restoration of various simply to maintain the structure. For example, the price of Thutmose IV was the first person to restore the monument in 1400 in British Columbia after being told to remove all the sand around him from the sun Poplar Akhty God through a dream, as he slept under the Sphinx. In his dream, and promised that he would become king of Egypt obeyed if the Poplar Akhty. Two years later, after the restoration, has been achieved his dream and became king in fact.
And continued today, wind, humidity and pollution of modern Cairo to offend the soft stone monument. This led to further reforms that caused the damage in some cases, more than that. Always display some parts of the beard of a monument in Cairo and the British Museum in London. However, many of the Egyptian anthropologists disagree with this, claiming that these parts of the beard does not look like a beard remaining in the building. Does not allow for visitors to climb the pyramids and the pyramids of Giza are open to the public from 08:00 and ends at 17:00.