Friday, April 20, 2012

What's the mystery about the Sphinx

Sphinx, one of the icons of Egypt, it is a mythical beast usually with the head of a king - occasionally a queen or the head of a ram - and the body of a lion. The most famous is the "Great Sphinx" at Giza plateau near Cairo, which is carved from an outcropping of rock in the funerary complex of King Chephren (Khafre, 2558–2532 B.C.).