The Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt
The Great Sphinx of Giza is the world’s largest monolith statue. It measures 20.22 meters in height, 19.3 meters in width and 73.5 meters in length.
The construction date has been controversial, while some archaeologists said the construction was around 2500BC, others claimed it was about 7000BC. The Sphinx was believed to have been built by Khafre (Pharaoh).
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Sphinx is a mythological creature that has a lion’s body and a woman’s head. She had wings and a serpentine tail. The Sphinx used to roam outside the city of Thebes, asking riddles to all the travelers. If they answered correctly, they were allowed to pass, otherwise they got eaten. They were two riddles.
Riddle 1: Which is the creature that has one voice, but has four feet in the morning, two feet in the afternoon, and three feet at night?
Riddle 2: There are two sisters; one gives birth to the other, who in turn gives birth to the first. Who are they?
No worries of getting eaten though, since the Sphinx we know is only made of stone.
The story of how the Great Sphinx of Giza was built still remains a mystery, how did the Egyptians lift the structure back then when the idea of using a crane or any hydraulic assisted machine did not even exist.