Egypt - This is a rare image of the Sphinx taken from a hot air balloon, in the early 19th century. This is before excavation and restoration.

The Sphinx before excavation and restoration, photographed from a hot air balloon, early

Here's Definitive Proof The Photos Of The Sphinx Covered In Snow Are Fake

Here's Definitive Proof The Photos Of The Sphinx Covered In Snow Are Fake

Not even the same material or situations, clearly replaced and covered up. snow on sphinx for the first time in 112 years - designboom

Greek Gold Sphinx Earrings, 4th Century BCOriginally an Egyptian mythological creature, the sphinx was adapted by the Greeks and appears frequently in Greek art. In some versions of Greek mythology, the sphinx was the offspring of the monster Echidna (half nymph and half snake) and Orthos (the hound of Geryon). The Greek sphinx (which means strangler) became famous for the tale of “The Riddle of the Sphinx”. There are several versions of this story but the most recounted (and shortest…

Greek Gold Sphinx Earrings, Century BCOriginally an Egyptian mythological creature, the sphinx was adapted by the Greeks and appears frequently in Greek art. In some versions of Greek mythology, the sphinx was the offspring of the monster Echidna.

The Sphinx and the Great Pyramid, Egypt; we've decided to give it about 10 years and see how the political climate goes.

Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza, Egypt. One of the 7 wonders of the world. On my bucket list.

Large World War One photograph of British & Indian Sikh soldier group in front of the Sphinx, Egypt, 23cm x 28cm. Circa 1914/1918.

Large World War One photograph of British & Indian Sikh soldier group in front of the Sphinx, Egypt, x Circa

The Enigma - Gustave Dore '…stands a sphinx overlooking the scene. Under the dark sky, a winged woman is in tears and questions the sphinx in vain for an explanation of te chaos and horrors of war, but the sphinx remains silent.'

The Enigma (detail), Gustave Doré, stands a sphinx overlooking the scene. Under the dark sky, a winged woman is in tears and questions the sphinx in vain for an explanation of te chaos and horrors of war, but the sphinx remains silent.

Baseball Card: In 1889 the Chicago White Stockings enjoyed a global promotional tour to raise the profile of the sport. During their Egyptian leg, the teams took the opportunity to clamber over the Sphinx for a portrait. The All-Stars and White Stockings had a friendly contest to see who could give the Sphinx a “black eye”. They all took turns flinging a baseball at the face of the Sphinx in an attempt to hit one of its eyes! Thankfully the popular sport of Sphinx abuse is no longer…

American baseball players pose on the Sphinx of Giza, during Albert Spalding’s world baseball tour to promote the sport.

The Sphinx in Egypt. Taken in the 1860s.

The Sphinx in Egypt. Taken in the 1860s.

I wish I could time-travel :) The Sphinx of Giza, partially excavated, with two pyramids in background, Egypt,

That’s certainly an interesting place to give a concert. Taken in 1961, the iconic jazz musician Louis Armstrong performs for his wife at the Sphinx.

Louis Armstrong At The Sphinx

take a free virtual tour of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the tombs and temples of Thebes, and you can even take a virtual walk around the Sphinx!

take a free virtual tour of the Great Pyramid of Giza,cantake a free virtual tour of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the tombs and temples of Thebes, and you can even take a virtual walk around the Sphinx! even take a virtual walk around the Sphinx!

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