Egypt Ram Headed Sphinx







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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