The figure of Sphinx was buried for most of its life in the sand. It was King Thutmose IV (1425 - 1417 BC) who placed a stella between the front paws of the figure.Visit it with us on our daily tours. Read more
The Great Sphinx of Giza, commonly referred to as the Sphinx, is a limestone statue of a reclining or couchant sphinx (a mythical creature with a lion's body and a human head) that stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. It is the largest monolith statue in the world.