This week's free picture

The Great Sphinx of Gizeh, built beside the Valley Temple of Chephren and believed to bear the face of that pharaoh. What look like stone blocks protruding from the chest of the sphinx are, in fact, the remains of a statue - probably of Chepren himself, showing that he is under the protect of the god.

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