Category: sphinx

scifi-fantasy-horror:by  Irina Nordsol Kuzmina…

scifi-fantasy-horror:

by 
Irina Nordsol Kuzmina

grandegyptianmuseum: Quay with Sphinx One …

grandegyptianmuseum:

Quay with Sphinx

One of the two ancient sphinxes of Amenhotep III at the Universitetskaya Embankment in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in front of the Imperial Academy of Arts. The sphinx weighs about 23 tons.

It is made from syenite and initially was in front of the Temple of Amenhotep III near Thebes.

The Great Sphinx of Giza View of the Gr…

The Great Sphinx of Giza

View of the Great Sphinx of Giza in front of the Pyramid of Khafre at dusk.

Photo:

Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Quay with Sphinx One of the two ancient sph…

Quay with Sphinx

One of the two ancient sphinxes of Amenhotep III at the Universitetskaya Embankment in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in front of the Imperial Academy of Arts. The sphinx weighs about 23 tons.

It is made from syenite and initially was in front of the Temple of Amenhotep III near Thebes.

Statuette of a sphinx wearing the nemes headdr…

Statuette of a sphinx wearing the nemes headdress and uraeus (bronze). Ptolemaic Period, 3rd-2nd century BC. Now in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. 

76.014.0163. Photo: Sara Kopelman-Stavisky

The sound and light show theater at Giza Pla…

The sound and light show theater at Giza Plateau

Sphinx by day and Sphinx by night Hiroshi Yosh…

Sphinx by day and Sphinx by night 

Hiroshi Yoshida (Japanese, 1876-1950)

Woodblock print, ink and color on paper. Taishō period, 1912-1926

Robert O. Muller Collection,

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection,

Smithsonian Institution.

Crown Prince William of Prussia and Crown Pr…

Crown Prince William of Prussia and Crown Princess Cecilie in Egypt, 1911

Crown Prince William of Prussia and Crown Princess Cecilie of Prussia ride during a trip to Giza on mules, which are led by young bedouins. Behind them the Sphinx and in the background the Menkaure Pyramid (left) and the Khafre Pyramid (right).

Egyptian archaeologists find sphinx at Aswan t…

archaeologicalnews:

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a statue of a sphinx while draining water from the pharaonic temple of Kom Ombo near the southern city of Aswan.

The antiquities ministry said the statue of the mythical beast, which measures about 28cm (11in) wide and 38cm tall, was made of sandstone.

It probably dates back to the Greco-Macedonian Ptolemaic dynasty, which ruled Egypt from 305BC until 30BC.

Two sandstone reliefs of King Ptolemy V were also recently found at the temple.

The temple of Kom Ombo, where the sphinx was found, was built during the reign of his son, Ptolemy VI. It hosted the twin gods Sobek and Haroeris. Read more.

Stone ram-headed sphinx sculptures, Grand Aven…

Stone ram-headed sphinx sculptures, Grand Avenue of Rams, Temple of Amun, Karnak