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Essay Galaxy - Mysteries of the Sphinx Mysteries of the Sphinx

"The Great Sphinx at Giza is one of the prime images by which ancient Egypt is known" (Jordan 25). The fusion of the body of a lion with the head of a man resulted in a seemingly singular natural being. It is a masterpiece of artistic composition, with nothing like it on earth (Rediscover 1). It is the largest of all other surviving ancient statues and is a symbol that has represented the essence of Egypt for thousands of years. Carved from the bedrock of the Giza plateau, the Sphinx is truly a mysterious marvel from the days of ancient Egypt (Guardian 1). The Giza plateau is also the sight of the great pyramids, which is on the outskirts of Cairo (Bauval 1). The name 'sphinx' is derived from the Greek sphingo, which means "to strangle". In ancient myths, the sphinx usually appears as a guardian of temple entrances. It was c....

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