1 The Sphinx viewed through the window of our bus en route from the Great Pyramids.
2 Closeup view of the Great Sphinx of Giza. It has the body of a lion and head of a person. The date of building of the Great Sphinx is a mystery. Sphinxes were built in many countries for centuries preceding this one (see reference - click the link).
3 Sphinx with pyramid in the background.
4 Anter view of the Sphinx with a Great Pyramid in the background. Note also the much smaller, more primative pyramid to the right.
5 The nose and chin of the Sphinx is missing. Legend has it that it was blown off by canon fire by Napoleon's soldiers, a story that has been debunked.
6 A policeman "standing" guard near the entrance to the site of the Sphinx.
7 Beautiful flowers on nearby tree.
8 School girls pose for a shot near the Sphinx.
9 One of our entourage takes a picture of the Sphinx. Stuffed, toy camels on display for sale.