Egypt's Great Sphinx of Giza: Black History Month

English: Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt. Español:...
English: Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt. Español: Gran Esfinge de Giza, Egipto. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Third on our charts this month is Egypt’s Great Sphinx of Giza.
Did you know that ancient Egyptians built the Sphinx and laid it in front of the pyramid to guard the tombs?  The Sphinx has the head of a man, the face of a pharaoh, a hawk or a ram and the body of a lion.
Egypt is known for its astounding Giza pyramids and the pharaohs. At memoirsofakenyan however, we choose to highlight Egypt’s Great Sphinx of Giza, the world’s largest monolith(a single gigantic rock) statue. It is the most famous Sphinx in Egypt. This phenomenal piece of architecture is as spectacular if not more, than the pyramids of Egypt. The Great Sphinx of Giza has greatly influenced tourism in Egypt along with Giza Pyramid Complex and ancient history of the pharaohs.

8 thoughts on “Egypt's Great Sphinx of Giza: Black History Month”

  1. I’ve always dreamed of visiting Egypt and being able to see most of its historical sites–like this one and the pyramids.
    Thanks for dedicating special posts to Black History Month, Val. I’m very proud of you!

    1. Awww it’s an honor to hear, well read comments such as yours. Thank you Uzoma. I hope that’s the name you go by? It has been an intriguing journey picking out things to mention and leaving out others yet there’s so much more about Africa and the Black History.
      I would love to visit Egypt too someday, I definitely will it’s in the bucket list 🙂
      And thanks again!

      1. Haha. Of course, that’s my real name. I’m Igbo by tribe 😀
        “It has been an intriguing journey picking out things to mention and leaving out others yet there’s so much more about Africa and the Black History.”<< I agree and you aren't doing bad at all.

  2. It means “God bless your journey/may your road be smooth.” For short, “Uzo” can also mean: “get out of the way!” LOL
    About my writing: thanks a heap! It’s always heartwarming to receive such a comment from people who are abroad or people who speak English as their first.

    1. Uzo LOL.. Uzoma, God bless
      Your journey WOW. I have always been intrigued by ethnic names and their meanings.
      In my language Uzo means to sell someone out or an act of betrayal 🙁
      It’s nice to meet you, and I will be hanging around your blog too for some more of your stories. Have a great week Uzoma!

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