Here are a few different Sphinxes around Cairo... The Great Sphinx - smaller than I expected (especially relative to the pyramids), but still impressive considering its age. Egypt seems to be trying to find the right balance between leaving things original vs. refurbishing and protecting. You can see some newer tiles on the foreleg. 2) An outdoor sphinx in Memphis. Apparently this was discovered lying on the side that is facing us in this view. The other side is in better shape but I didn't like the picture as much. 3) This sphinx is in the garden outside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. It is amazing how many artifacts they have, such that many of them are left exposed to the environment.