text resorces

  • Hawass, Zahi. Hidden treasures of ancient egypt.

text resorces

  • Roberts, Timothy R. Gift of the nile.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

What is the purpose of the sphinx?

The purpose of the Sphinx was to guard the pyramids and crush the Pharaohs enemies that try to rob his tomb. It also means the wisdom and strength. that's what I would have thought it was without reading it. Well at least the strength part. i wouldn't think of the wisdom looking at it because when you think big you think strong. The body of a lion symbolizes power. And the head of an Pharaoh symbolizes wisdom.