The Great Sphinx is located in Giza, Egypt and is located just outside of Cairo, on the other side of the Nile. The statue is one of the most famous images in the world and sits right next to the Great Pyramids. The Sphinx is made of limestone and depicts the mythical ancient Egyptian creature with the head of a pharaoh and the body of a lion. Archaeologists estimate that the statue is around 4,500 years old and was created for the pharaoh Khafre.

This week’s #g1photofriday was uploaded by user @shelleyawelch using the hashtag #gate1travel. This powerful view was taken of the Sphinx in Giza, Egypt. Be sure to tag your photos on social media with #gate1travel or #g1photofriday to be featured. Check out Gate 1 Travel’s Egypt trips here!


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