Tuesday, May 17, 2016

EGYPT ~Sphinx - Giza ~

...Wonderful postcard of probably  the most famous monumental statue in the world and an iconic symbol of Ancient Egypt...and the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that is still standing...
Thanks once more Karolin!!

The Great Sphinx of Giza is a limestone statue of a reclining or couchant sphinx (a mythical creature with a lion's body and a human head) that stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza.

It is the oldest known monumental sculpture, and is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafra (c. 2558–2532 BC). It is the largest monolith statue in the world,  a massive 73,5m long , 2o,22m high and  6m wide.


Stamps:

Egyptian Art
(Issued 25-05- 2002-2005)


Definitives - Pharaohs
(Issued 07-10-2013)

2 comments:

  1. Wow! This is such a great card, not one you see often...hardly ever, really! All the thousands of years of history represented there. The stamps are fantastic, too!

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    1. One wonders what they all must have seen since they were built...

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