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Sphinx "podlechat"

April 5 2006


In the Valley of Giza near Cairo began restoration of the Sphinx.

Now his head and chest covered scaffolding. They are working stone carvers and scientists.

The length of the Sphinx, 80 meters and a height of 20. Recently, often getting any of the Sphinx: In the Middle Ages, the Arabs broke off his nose at the beginning of the XIX century sculpture lost braids of his beard - it is now in the British Museum; soldiers Napoleon was shot in the Sphinx of guns and cannons. In addition, a sculpture made of soft stone was repeatedly covered with sand. Restoration works were carried out al last about 20 years ago, "Ekho Moskvy.

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