Sphinx Had Protective Walls

Archaeologists have unearth a series of protective walls built around the Sphinx at Giza in Egypt. According to ancient texts, the walls were built to protected the sculpture from blowing sands after Pharoah Thutmose IV (1400-1390 BCE) had a dream in which the Sphinx complained blowing sand was choking it. The Sphinx is believed to have been built more than 1100 years earlier than the protective walls.

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Nefertiti’s Hidden Face

German scientists performing a CT scan on the bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti have determined that there is a thin layer of stucco on the bust’s face and ears. According to the scientists, the hidden features indicate that the mask is, in fact, a representation of Nefertiti, instead of a depiction of an ideal or generic woman.

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