Who ordered the Sphinx to be built?
The Pharaoh Khafre
The most common and widely accepted theory about the Great Sphinx suggests the statue was erected for the Pharaoh Khafre (about 2603-2578 B.C.). Hieroglyphic texts suggest Khafre's father, Pharaoh Khufu, built the Great Pyramid, the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in Giza.
Which Pharaoh is responsible for the Sphinx's construction?
This mysterious monument has been shrouded in mystery, leaving many to speculate on its origins. The truth is that the Sphinx was built by the ancient Egyptians during the reign of Pharaoh Khafre, around 2500 BC.
Why did Egyptians build Sphinx?
A Sphinx is a mythological creature with the body of a lion and the head of a person. In Ancient Egypt a lot of times the head was that of a Pharaoh or a god. Why were they built? The Egyptians built sphinx statues to guard important areas such as tombs and temples.
When was the Sphinx built and by whom?
The Sphinx is the oldest known monumental sculpture in Egypt and one of the most recognizable statues in the world. The archaeological evidence suggests that it was created by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of Khafre ( c. 2558–2532 BC).
What is underneath the Sphinx?
The ancient Egyptian moon god, Hermes Trismegistos reported on a library of knowledge in his mystical works. Legend has it that there is a maze below the paws of the Sphinx that leads to the mystery-shrouded Hall of Records, where all essential knowledge of alchemy, astronomy, mathematics, magic and medicine is stored.