Egypt - Scott #29 (1879)

The Great Sphinx of Giza

When most people refer to “the Shinx”, they are usually talking about the Great Sphinx of Giza (أبو الهول‎ — ʼabu alhōl in Arabic,  which translates in English as “The Terrifying One”, literally: “Father of Dread”). Commonly referred to as the Sphinx of Giza or just the Sphinx, this is a limestone statue of a reclining creature with the body of a lion and the head … Continue reading The Great Sphinx of Giza