Sphinx Research Paper

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What was the Sphinx? By: Edward Phan D Period Due Dec. 1, 2014 The sphinx is a very peculiar statue people found in Egypt. The Sphinx looked weird, had many theories about when it was built, and was famous because of a famous riddle, called “The Riddle of the Sphinx”. Later, the sphinx would become a very important research site. The sphinx is a strange statue. The sphinx looks like a creature which combined the body of a lion and the head of a pharaoh, which is the Egyptian term for “king”. It was built near the Nile River, facing east, toward the rising sun. The sphinx was sculpted to look like a lion with a pharaoh’s head to represent kingship and might have been built to worship the sun. The sphinx is a peculiar statue with the body of a lion and the head of an Egyptian king built…show more content…
The riddle asks “What walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon, and three legs in the evening?” The answer is a human, because a human crawls on four legs when he or she is a baby, walks on two legs during childhood to adulthood, and uses a cane when they become a senior. There is a myth that has many different titles that is associated with this riddle, in which a prince correctly answers the sphinx’s riddle, which killed the sphinx. The sphinx was famous for “The Sphinx’s Riddle”, which in a myth, in which a prince correctly solved the riddle, answering “Man.” The sphinx is an unusual statue famous for a riddle, and nobody knows when it was built. The sphinx was peculiar because it had the head of an Egyptian king and had the body of a lion, was famous for a riddle because the riddle was very complicated, and nobody knows when it was built because there is no solid proof for any of the speculations about the sphinx. Even though the sphinx was found in Egypt many, many years ago, there are still many mysteries surrounding it that have not yet been

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