The largest, most famous sphinx is the Great Sphinx of Gizah next to the Great Pyramids on the west bank of the Nile and facing east (29°58′31″N 31°08′15″E). Although the construction date is uncertain, the head now is believed to bear the likeness of the pharaoh Khafra. Which names the builders gave to these statues is not known. At the Great Sphinx site, a 1400 BCE inscription on a stele belonging to the 18th dynasty pharaoh Thutmose IV lists the names of 3 aspects of the local sun deity of that period, Khepera–Rê–Atum. Many pharaohs had their heads carved atop the guardian statues for their tombs to show their close relationship with the powerful solar deity Sekhmet, a lioness.