Egypt: Press Release - Sphinx Restoration

Press Release
Egypts Minister of Tourism
Egypt Update

March 20, 1998

Completion of the Sphinx Restoration Works

After the restoration work of the Sphinx, it will soon be opened again to visitors. The restoration was on a pharaonic scale. Workmen, sculptors and architects spent nearly 10 years placing 12,244 white limestone blocks, each a little shorter than a person's arm, along the animal's paws, legs and stomach to restore and shore up the crumbling national icon.

The Sphinx measures 242 feet long and 66 feet high.

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