Of all of Egypt's monuments, none is as majestic and haunting as the Great Sphinx. It was named by the Greeks, because of its ... More
Of all of Egypt's monuments, none is as majestic and haunting as the Great Sphinx. It was named by the Greeks, because of its physical similarity to a mythical creature with a lion's body and woman's head who devoured passers-by unable to answer her riddle. Arabs know it as Abu el-Hol (Father of Terror). Carved out of a limestone outcropping in front of the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx is 50 x 20 meters (165 x 65 feet) high. Some archeologists attribute its construction to the IV Dynasty pharaoh Khafre (who built one of the three pyramids behind it), but others suggest it may be much older. The nose and beard were later shot off by Mameluke troops who used the Sphinx for target practice. Visitors cannot climb on the monument, but there is a viewing platform accessible through the granite mortuary temple to one side.
One of Cairo's major attractions, the massive Citadel complex dominates the city skyline. Built on a limestone spur by Salah
al Din (Saladin) in the 12th Century, most of its features are associated with Mohammed Ali, the early 19th ...
Novotel Cairo 6th Of October is a hotel located in 6th of October City, outside of Cairo, 25 km from
the Giza Pyramids and the famous Sphinx. Ideal for a business trip with its prime location in the center ...
Overlooking the River Nile, The Nile Hotel is next to the Egyptian Museum, eight miles from the Pyramids, and approximately
13 miles from Cairo International Airport.This location is also adjacent to the Egyptian Museum and rides on the Nile, ...
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