5000 years ago, some folks built this! I’d call that – and them – amazing!
The Sphinx is even more impressive in reality than it appears in pictures. Unfortunately it is cordoned off and visitors are only allowed to view it from a distance and do not have access to the temple beneath. Still, we were totally overwhelmed by its enigmatic smiling face.
The ancient Egyptians considered the Sphinx, the “Sacred Guide of the Celestial Barge“. A barge or barque is a ritual boat used to carry the resurrected king along with the Sun God Ra, across the heavens to the afterlife. The Sphinx is believed to be the holder of the password that allowed access to the Solar Barge for the journey from earthly Giza to the abode of Osiris!
In 1954, archaeologists found Khufu’s funerary Solar Barge in a chamber beneath his pyramid at Giza, undisturbed for centuries. The original Lebanese Cedar planks and Halfah grass ropes still incredibly intact! The ropes were too…
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