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  • Format
    Article
  • Language
    ENGLISH
  • Year Published
    1993
  • Number of Pages
    19
  • Citation Text
    Hawass, Zahi. "The Great Sphinx at Giza: Date and Function." In Gian Maria Zaccone and Tomaso Ricardi di Netro (eds.) Sesto Congresso Internazionale di Egittologia. Atti, Volume II. Turin, 1993, pp. 177-195.
  • Individual - Ancient
    Djedefre
    Khafre
    Khufu
    Menkaure
  • Individual - Modern
    Mark Lehner, American
    Rainer Stadelmann, German
  • Author
    Zahi Hawass, Egyptian
  • Editor
    Gian Maria Zaccone
    Tomaso Ricardi di Netro, Italian

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G I-e

    • Site Name Khufu Pyramid Complex
  • Sphinx

    • Site Name Sphinx Complex

Finds 3

People 9

Ancient People

  • Djedefre

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Third king of Dynasty 4. Son (?) of Khufu.
  • Khafre

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Fourth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khufu. Builder of the Second Pyramid at Giza and probably of the Great Sphinx as well. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Khephren. A number of diorite and greywacke statues and statue fragments depicting the king have been discovered in Khafre's valley temple, including Cairo CG 9-17. The fragmentary head of an alabaster royal statue (MFA 21.351 + MFA 33.1113) is attributed to Khafre.
  • Khufu

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Second king of Dynasty 4, son of Snefru. Builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Cheops. Horus name: [mDdw] Medjedu. Full birth-name: Khnum-Khufu.
  • Menkaure

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Fifth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khafre. Husband of Khamerernebti II. Builder of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Mycerinus.

Modern People

  • Gian Maria Zaccone

    • Type Editor
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mark Lehner

    • Type Individual - Modern
    • Nationality & Dates American
    • Remarks Director of Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA) and Giza Plateau Mapping Project (GPMP).
  • Rainer Stadelmann

    • Type Individual - Modern
    • Nationality & Dates German
    • Remarks Egyptologist
  • Tomaso Ricardi di Netro

    • Type Editor
    • Nationality & Dates Italian
  • Zahi Hawass

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates Egyptian
    • Remarks Former Minister of State for Antiquities and Secretary General of Supreme Council of Antiquities