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|Description ||The rear of the Sphinx shows the erosion that some believe to have been caused by heavy rain when the region had a much wetter climate.|
|See how close the suburbs of Cairo are now! Is nothing sacred?|
|No wonder the tourist pics are always taken looking from the other direction! What a shame.|
|The size and weather erosion is much clearer from the rear. Some of the front (particularly the paws) have been rebuilt. Access is now restricted to a raised footpath to one side in order to conserve the giant Sphinx|
|Compare this with the photograph taken in 1912|
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