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How the Great Sphinx of Giza may have started out with the face of a lion

December 8, 2008

The Great Sphinx of Giza might have originally had the face of a lion and could be much older than previously thought, archaeologists have claimed.

Until now its origins have been one of history’s most enigmatic mysteries, but a new study suggests that the icon did not have the face of a pharaoh.
The Sphinx is a statue of a reclining lion with a human head, which stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile River, near Cairo.

It is the largest monolith statue in the world, standing 241 feet long, 20 feet wide and 65 feet high.

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