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The Great Sphinx witch is located in Giza the third largest city in Egypt Is a huge statute with the body of a lion and the head of a king built over 4500 years ago The Great Sphinx was buried for most of it existence until King Thutmose IV while still a prince had gone hunting and fell asleep in the shade of the sphinx head During a dream the sphinx spoke to Thutmose and told him to clear away the sand because it was choking the sphinx The sphinx told him that if he did this he would be rewarded him with kingship Thutmose carried out this request and the sphinx held up his end of the deal The Sphinx is built of soft sandstone and would have disappeared long ago had it not been buried for so long The body is 200 feet in length and 65 feet tall The face of the sphinx is 13 feet wide and its eyes are 6 feet high Part of the uraeus the nose and the ritual beard are now missing The beard from the sphinx is displayed in the British Museum But no one knows what happened to the nose The statue is crumbling away because of the wind humidity and smog All attempts to restore it have often caused more harm than good In the 1980s a restoration of The Great Sphinx was in progress Over the next 6 years more than 2000 limestone blocks were added to the body of the sphinx and chemicals were injected This treatment did not work it just flaked away along with parts of the original rock In 1988 the left shoulder crumbled and blocks fell off Right now they are concentrating on draining away subsoil seepage which is damaging the rock They are also repairing the damaged shoulder with smaller blocks In the late 1940s Edgar Cayce in a trance he predicted that a
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