New Restoration for the Sphinx

The Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) under the framework of site management is currently doing restoration and conservation to the Great Sphinx at Giza. In 1996, the SCA carried out systematic restoration to the Great Sphinx and since that time routine restoration and conservation has been done to ensure the protection of this magnificent monument from harmful elements such as blown sand, rainwater and pollution. The Sphinx is located to the north of the valley temple of Khafre. It was built as one of the architectural elements of Khafre's pyramid complex. As a symbol of kingship, the Sphinx represents King Khafre worshiping the sun-god Re in his temple in front of the Sphinx.

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