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Address: Al-Haram, Giza, Egypt
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Description: At over 240 feet long and 66 feet high, it’s a wonder that this mysterious...
At over 240 feet long and 66 feet high, it’s a wonder that this mysterious sculpture was carved from a solid limestone block.
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The mighty sphinx

One of my favourite antiquities in Egypt. It is truly magnificent and you can't help but stare at it. There are several myths about the missing nose but no one knows where it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Rowley Regis, United Kingdom

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Rowley Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

One of my favourite antiquities in Egypt. It is truly magnificent and you can't help but stare at it. There are several myths about the missing nose but no one knows where it is or what actually happened to it. I personally find it more interesting and attractive than the Pyramids themselves.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Sphinx is cool, but after other temples and the Pyramids, it doesn't stand out. You can't see it from head-on up close, you see it from a hill next to it, so it does not look big. Worth visiting, but doesn't take long to take your pictures and move on.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I loved it! It was one of my Life goals to see such a legendary figure as the Great Sphinx and I'm really happy about it. It's beautiful!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Smaller than i imagined. Expected an impressive statue and go this. Best part of the tour was learning that Bonaparte was responsible for the missing nose,

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Hurghada, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Be prepared to be hassled by those who complain they haven't seen tourists for 3years and want to help take a photograph. They expect to be tipped.

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A worthwhile visit. Take refreshments with if you're going to explore in depth. Really worthwhile and something to ponder on afterwards.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The Sphinx is on Giza Plateau a short distance from the pyramids. There are vendors hawking their goods, but if you just say no and keep walking, you're fine. It was beyond anything you've heard about, to see it in person is magnificent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

You can't visit the Great Pyramids and not see the Sphinx - only thing that surprised me was the size - a lot smaller than I thought but still amazing nonetheless.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It's crazy to think that this was carved out of a single piece of limestone. It was magnificent, especially when contrasted with the pyramids in the background...not to mention a great attraction to practice some tromp loi photos:)

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

An amazing day in the desert, a must see for anyone who loves Egypt, so glad we visited before the troubles

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