Sphinx is around 20m high, of which the head is about 5m, it is
about 57m long. None of which means much in print on a webpage,
but it makes for a very impressive statue indeed when seen in
real life! The rear end of the sphinx lies in a sort of large
ditch. An area of desert was dug out to reveal the rocky
protuberance that the sphinx was sculptured from. Unlike the
pyramids, it was made from what was already there and not from
stone blocks. Having said that, after it was sculptured, it was
clad with bricks of limestone to give a smooth surface.
human head is wearing a nemes headcloth, there were also an asp
and false beard that had broken off and were found in the sand.