14 Fun Facts About the Sphinx: A 15-Minute Book The Great Sphinx of Giza is one of the most recognized statues in the entire world. It is also one of the largest, being almost as big as a football field! The statue is about 240 feet (73 meters) long and 20 feet (six meters) wide. It stands 65 feet (19.8 meters) tall.
Many mysteries still surround the sphinx. There are many things we don’t know about its history and its purpose. How much do you know? Learn:
How long would it have taken to carve the sphinx?
Did the sphinx have a beard?
What happened to the sphinx’s nose?
Why was the sphinx covered in stone?
What does the stone tablet between the sphinx’s paws say?
What happened to the stones they took away when they carve out the sphinx?
Find out more about the sphinx and amaze your family and friends with these fun facts.
Ages 8 and up. All measurements in American and metric.
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