The Great Sphinx and Pyramid of Cheops in Giza, Egypt

Part of the UNESCO World Heritage pyramids of Giza right outside Cairo, Egypt's oldest monumental sculpture and one of the world's most recognizable statues, thie Sphinx is thought to have been built during the Old Kingdom reign of the pharaoh Kafre in the middle of the third millennium BCE. Behind it, in this photo by Tripatini member Fyllis Hockman, is the Great Pyramid of Cheops (aka Khufu), dated to a bit later, between 2700 and 2500 BCE.

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