Category: sphinx

Sphinx at the Louvre, France

Sphinx at the Louvre, France

Stone ram-headed sphinx sculpture, Grand Ave…

Stone ram-headed sphinx sculpture, Grand Avenue of Rams, Karnak

Egyptian archaeologists find sandstone sphinx …

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Egyptian archaeologists draining water from a temple in the southern city of Aswan have uncovered a sandstone sphinx likely dating to the Ptolemaic era

The sandstone statue of Sphinx that was discovered in Kom Ombo Temple in upper Egypt is seen in this handout picture obtained on September 16, 2018. 
The sphinx, a mythical being with the head of a human and the body of a lion, was discovered at the Kom Ombo temple, where two engraved sandstone reliefs of King Ptolemy V had also recently been found.
Photo: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities/Handout via REUTERS

Sunset at the Pyramid of Khafre and Sphinx

Sunset at the Pyramid of Khafre and Sphinx

Roaring lions with the heads of men, winged si…

Roaring lions with the heads of men,
winged sirens to carry one along.

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mudwerks: David Roberts. Egypt & Nubia, F…

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David Roberts. Egypt & Nubia, From Drawings Made on the Spot…With Historical Descriptions by William Brockedon…London: F. G. Moon, 1846[-1849]. First edition. 

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The alley of the sphinx in front of Luxor temple

Relief from the sanctuary of the Temple of…

Relief from the sanctuary of the Temple of Khonsu depicting king Ramesses III offering figure of Sphinx. New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, ca. 1189-1077 BC. 

Karnak Temple Complex.

The Sphinx at Giza before Excavation, before 1…

The Sphinx at Giza before Excavation, before 1886

Photographed by Hippolyte Arnoux (French, active 1865-1890)