Egypt Ram Headed Sphinx

           

 

  

 


 
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The ram headed sphinxes are found all along the avenue that leads to the first pylon in Karnak. The temple of karnak surrounded with smaller temples and chapels is one of the most visited site in Egypt. Actually the ram headed sphinx is the symbol of the God Amun which is related to the Goose or the Ram. The sphinx is mythological figure that is seen in Egypt as the Great Sphinx of Giza found in Giza. The sphinx is lion body with a human head usually. The ram headed sphinx is human body with the head of a Ram, it is occasionally also seen with a hawk head or falcon head. The origin of the sphinx is found in the Old Kingdom and was related to the solar deity Sekhmet. The sphinx image or a similar figure was spread among other cultures. The sphinx was considered in ancient Egypt to be the guardians of the temples. It is thought that the first sphinx was figuring Hetepheres II. The most popular sphinx in Egypt is the Sphinx of Giza located on the Giza plateau. It is nowadays believed that the head of the Great sphinx of Giza is the pharaoh Khafra. Kafra was in the fourth dynasty an Egyptian pharaoh and had his capital at Memphis. In the history it is said that he was the son of Khufu.

 
 

 

Egypt Ram Headed Sphinx

 

 
 
 
Egypt Karnak

 

Egypt Karnak

 

 
Egypt First Pylon

 

First Pylon

 

 
Egypt God Amon
 

 

God Amon
 

 

 
Egypt Hypostyle Hall
 

 

 Hypostyle Hall

 

 
Egypt Ipet Isut
 

 

Egypt Ipet Isut
 

 

 
Egypt Karnak Complex
 

 

Karnak Complex
 

 

 
Egypt Kiosk of Taharka
 

 

Kiosk of Taharka

 

 
Egypt Obelisk of Tutmose III
 

 

Obelisk of Tutmose III

 

 
Egypt Ram Headed Sphinx
 

 

Ram Headed Sphinx

 

 
Egypt Ruins of Karnak
 

 

Ruins of Karnak

 

 
Egypt Sanctuary of Montu
 

 

Sanctuary of Montu
 

 

 
Egypt Second Pylon
 

 

Second Pylon

 

 
Egypt Statue of Ramses II
 

Statue of Ramses II
 

 

 
Egypt Temple Interior
 

Temple Interior

 

 
Egypt Temple of Amun
 

Temple of Amun

 

   

 


 

 

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