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Displaced sphinx translates hieroglyphics into Cyrillic

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This 3500-year-old statue at the quay of the Universitetskaya Embankment near the Neva River in St. Petersburg, is one of two sphinxes that were moved from Egypt to Russia in 1832.

The sphinxes initially stood in front of a beautiful temple that was built in Egypt near Thebes (Luxor) for the 18th dynasty Pharaoh Amenhotep III, ruler of Upper and Lower Egypt. The sphinxes each weigh around 23 tons.

Posted as part of my Six Word Saturday musings; courtesy of Debbie at Travel with Intent. Will you join us there?

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2 thoughts on “Displaced sphinx translates hieroglyphics into Cyrillic

  1. It’s funny how you take them completely for granted, isn’t it? Sitting there on the Embankment, Lord of all they survey- they must have seen some sights! 🙂 🙂 Have a great weekend, Marion!

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