The Sphinx

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The Sphinx

One of the world's most famous structures, the Great Sphinx is just a short distance away from Kempinski Nile Hotel. Unravel the mystery of the legends surrounding this half-feline, half-human statue, the intrigue of its purpose; and the ancient superstitions that surround it, or simply admire this colossal statue in person.

Carved out of the bedrock next to the Pyramids, the Great Sphinx was built between 2558 and 2532 BC during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre. The oldest monumental structure in Egypt, the colossus once looked very different, painted in bright blue, red and yellow. For millennia, locals worshipped it as the talisman of the Nile, and believed that it held the key to the river's bountiful flood cycles.

To arrange a tour of the Sphinx, or to book transport out of the city to visit it, please contact our concierge team on +20 2279 8000, or at concierge.cairo@kempinski.com. They will be happy to arrange your trip to this amazing Egyptian wonder.

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