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3rd Largest Sphinx, Philadelphia, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon
N 39° 56.988 W 075° 11.457
18S E 483688 N 4422202
Quick Description: 3rd largest Sphinx in the world.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/13/2008 8:59:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM4EJH
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 78

Long Description:
The sphinx, a lion with a human head, represents the power of the Egyptian king, both to protect his people and to conquer the enemies of Egypt. This statue was buried up to its shoulders; only the exposed head was attacked by windblown sand, which eroded the facial features and the royal false beard. The inscriptions on the chest and around the base give the five names of Ramesses II. His son and successor, Merenptah (1224-1214 BC), added his own cartouches to the shoulders after his father's death. This sphinx, the third largest known in the world, weighs about twelve tons. It was quarried at Aswan and transported by river to the Ptah Temple at Memphis, 600 miles away.

Note, coordinates are for the entrance.
Statue Name: Sphinx

Style: Egyptian

Medium: Red Granite

Head Type: Man

Website: [Web Link]

Street Address:
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA USA

Specify Other Head: Not listed

Head Namesake: Not listed

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