The Great Sphinx

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Why People Want to come and see it

This is about the "Great Sphinx" and why people want to come and see it. People want to go and see the Sphinx because it was made a long time ago and it is still standing, see a big lion, and see how it was made. They want to see how what all of those hard working hours did in making this great lion.
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Why was it built?


"It was built for the Egyptian Pharaoh Khafre during his reign (2520-2494 BC) is in the architecture, geology, and archaeology of the Sphinx and its related monuments. The Sphinx is only part of a set of structures built to serve the cult of the dead king and the sun god, Re, consisting of a pyramid, Pyramid Temple, causeway, Sphinx, Sphinx Temple, and Valley Temple.The Sphinx is carved from the natural limestone of the Giza Plateau known as the Mokkatam Formation.The greatest monumental sculpture in the ancient world, the Sphinx is carved out of a single ridge of stone 240 feet (73 meters) long and 66 feet (20 meters) high."

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How Big is it?

"Some theorists use the evidence selectively instead of looking at all of the available evidence together.The greatest monumental sculpture in the ancient world, the Sphinx is carved out of a single ridge of stone 240 feet (73 meters) long and 66 feet (20 meters) high.Carved from the bedrock of the Giza plateau, the Sphinx is truly a mysterious marvel from the days of ancient Egypt. The body of a lion with the head of a king or god, the sphinx has come to symbolize strength and wisdom.The lowest stratum of the statue is the hard, brittle rock of the ancient reef, Member I. This layer rises to a height of 12 feet at the Sphinx’s rump and only two to three feet at the paws."
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What is it Made From?

"An Eocene-period sea retreated 50 million years ago, leaving an embankment that became the north-northwest part of the Giza Plateau.seven layers that alternate softer and harder as they rise in elevation make up most of the body.If the Sphinx erodes so rapidly, there’s no requirement to set an age older than 4,500 years to explain its present state of deterioration."

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This was about the "Great Sphinx" and why people want to come and see it. People want to go and see the Sphinx because it was made a long time ago and it is still standing, see a big lion, and see how it was made. They want to see how what all of those hard working hours did in making this great lion. The question is do you want to come and see the "Great Sphinx"?

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