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La Sfinge di Giza

Sculpture Cairo, Egypt

Considered the largest monumental statue in the world La Sfinge di Giza

The Sphinx is considered the largest monumental statue in the world, carved into a single rock spur. The colossal statue, which fuses the zoomorphic element (leonine body) with the human one (human head), with the elongated body, the outstretched legs and a real headdress, is the symbol of the archaeological mysteries par excellence, with its eyes fixed to the the eastern horizon, as it scrutinizes the rising sun every morning, bridging the imagination of tourists and curious, historical and otherwise. Its name, which derives from the ancient Greek and means "strangler", highlights the aggressive and mysterious aspect of this construction.

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    Opening Time
      Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
      Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
      Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
      Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
      Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
      Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
      Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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    Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt

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