Great Sphinx of Giza (Abū al Hūl) Giza, Egypt

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Great Sphinx of Giza
(Abū al Hūl)

The Great Sphinx of Giza (Arabic: Abū al Hūl, English: The Terrifying One), commonly referred to as the Sphinx, is a limestone statue of a reclining or couchant sphinx (a mythical creature with a body of lion and a human head) that stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. It is the largest monolith statue in the world, standing 73.5 meters long, 19.3 meters wide, and 20.22 m high.

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