Lies "Sphinx" Area Al-Ahram, Giza, as keeper of the city of the dead in the Giza area. The glory ancestors long ago, and considered it a form of the sun god, and set up a monument in his name (Maat), any established justice. The body of this giant statue simulates the body of a lion, and his head was a human head. The art in the days of sublime, because the examples and sculptors who were such big business is a fantastic ability to make the viewer does not feel any sort of this strange mix between human and animal

It is said that the head of this statue is the head of the pharaoh "Khafre", which was built the second pyramid, which is found the statue on his way. It was for "Sphinx" long false beard and accurate symbol of the ancient kings had long beards, and was living on his forehead rising. Unfortunately, the beard and fell from the living Modaehma because they are in the limbs. The height of this statue is 22 meters long and 46 meters. It is said that King "Khafre" when he ordered the establishment of the road between the valley temple and funerary temple (the temple rites), encountered a large rock, he saw that made them so huge statue.

The name of this statue in the Arabic language "Sphinx" .. Said that some people from the Canaanites who lived in Syria came to Egypt in the Pharaonic era of the modern state, and they lived around the statue. They worship their god in the shape of a falcon called "horon", I think those that represent their God. They called the pit, where the Sphinx "Brhol" A House on the "lion", and transformed that word after the word "Sphinx". There are some people who believe that the word "Sphinx" and the meaning of Abu Arab terror, or Jalal alarming. This is very reasonable.
Have been found around some of the effects indicate that it represents the god "Hor M Acht" Any Hor in a horizon of the deceased king, who liken "seas." I have worshiped at all periods of the Pharaohs, although separated, have increased in the days of the modern state and has spread to the era of the Romans, the evidence found around the panels, showing the interest thereon. Most of these panels are now in the Egyptian Museum