Great Sphinx is a statue of a mythical creature with lion's body and human head. Located on the Giza plateau the Great Sphinx is the world's largest monolith statue and is a famous symbol of Egypt. The statue is 20 meters high and about 73 meters long.
Its construction is dated back to about 2500 BC during the reign of the pharaoh Khafra who built the second pyramid at Giza.
During centuries the Sphinx was damaged and the most noticeable is that the Sphinx's nose is missing. It's said that Napoleon's men shot it off at the end of the 18th century. But drawings dated earlier in the same century show that the nose was missing even before.