Great Sphinx of Gizeh
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Black and white stereograph slide, #T 233 from Tour of the World, vol 5 and 6. Text on the back of the slide reads, "We are standing with our backs to the great Nile river, looking west. . .It was carved out of solid rock, and was crouching here before the Pyramids were built. Many conjectures are made as to its meaning and origin. One is that the sphinx is a colossal image of the Egyptian deity, Harmachis, 'god of the morning' and of the unknown king who had it hewn. . .Another states that it is supposed to represent the King Amenemhet III, the great builder and improver of the practice of irrigation, and that it is placed here to overlook the Nile forever." Modern scholars generally agree that it is from the fourth Dynasty but disagree as to who commissioned it. It may be a portrait of either Khafre or Khufu. African Folk Tales; African Novel Study 16 History; 17 Geography; 25-27 Fine Arts
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