Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Giza - The Great Sphinx and Keops pyramid, Egypt

Egypt-1, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Postcard World.

A sphinx is a zoomorphic mythological figure which is depicted as a recumbent lion with a human head. It has its origins in sculpted figures of Old Kingdom Egypt, to which the ancient Greeks applied their own name for a female monster, the "strangler", an archaic figure of Greek mythology. Similar creatures appear throughout South and South-East Asia, and the sphinx enjoyed a major revival in European decorative art from the


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