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[–]SecretlyHistoric 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is amazing, thank you!

[–]OldManCorley 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Sphinxes are interesting.

The Great Sphinx of Giza always seemed a bit disproportionate.

But the proportions of this temple sphinx makes it seem like an original piece.

For context, the Great Sphinx is estimated to've been built 2500 years before this piece - Plenty of time for a "redesigned" Great Sphinx to have seeped into the culture with it's human head. So the theory of a redesigned Great Sphinx of Giza is still up for consideration.

Just a thought.

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

from the proportions it does seem likely it was something else before and they whittled it down, but it could have been just a different human face before. this little sphinx they allegedly found buried is a human head but it does look proportional. As for why they might do that, maybe it looked like a different pharaoh when first made, then thousands of years later they wanted it to look like a different guy, they may all look the same to us but for the people of Egypt at the time they saw the difference, maybe this happened many times through the millennia and that is why the head got so small.

[–]JasonCarswell 3 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 4 fun -  (2 children)

What people don't realize is that there are more sphinx heads inside, smaller, layer by layer, just like Russian dolls because Russiagate is actually thousands of years old.

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

you cracked the case welp we're done here

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Another job well did.