The Great Sphinx is a stone monument
built about 4000 years ago, in ancient times. It is located on the Giza
Plateau in Egypt. It was carved out of limestone with a human face on a
The ancient Egyptians were sun
worshipers. The ancient Egyptian word for sphinx means the
"living image of Atum". Atum is the creator god and the
setting sun. So the Sphinx was probably built to honor the
Egyptian sun god, Re.
archaeologists believe the Sphinx is part of a set of monuments built to
create a very special place of worship. These monuments include the
Great Pyramid, the Sphinx, the Causeway, and the Valley Temple, all of
which can be found on the Giza Plateau.
is the Great Sphinx?
Meaning of the Great Sphinx