Dec 2, 2010

Picture of the Day: Uncovering History

picture of the day Picture of the Day: Uncovering History

UNCOVERING HISTORY

sphinx partially excavated Picture of the Day: Uncovering History
Photograph by Felix (Maison Bonfils)


A late nineteenth century photo of the partially excavated Great Sphinx of Giza, with the Pyramid of Khafre (left) and the Great Pyramid of Giza (right) behind it. The Sphinx is the oldest known monumental sculpture, and is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom in the reign of the pharaoh Khafra.


Wikipedia via @Chopperstyle




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