The largest calcite statue ever discovered, Alabaster Sphinx beckons visitors with outstretched paws. Discovered in 1912, the sphinx was carved out of a yellowish calcite monolith in honor of an unknown pharaoh between 1700 BCE and 1400 BCE. Weighing an estimated 90 tons, the monument is 8 m (26 ft) long and 4 m (13 ft) wide, and its facial features resemble three pharaohs. Using our world travel planner, Cairo attractions like Alabaster Sphinx can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Esta esfinge es un icono del museo al aire libre de Menfis, encontrada junto al coloso de Ramses que esta muy cerca de ella actualmente siendo ambos lo mas importante de lo que fue la mas grande ciuda... more »This sphinx is an icon of the open-air museum of Menfis, found next to the coloss of Ramses that is very close to it today being both the most important of what was the largest city in ancient Egypt, it is unknown to who was dedicated and dating among the Sigl 15th and 16th B.C.
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