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Locate a sculpture, building, or anything that resembles the famous Egyptian or Greek figures.

Must be on public display.

"A Sphinx is an iconic image of a recumbent lion with a human head, invented by the Egyptians of the Old Kingdom, but a cultural import in archaic Greek mythology, where it received its name (Greek Sf???, "strangler"). The best known is the Great Sphinx of Giza."

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"A Sphinx is an iconic image of a recumbent lion with a human head, invented by the Egyptians of the Old Kingdom, but a cultural import in archaic Greek mythology, where it received its name (Greek Sf???, "strangler"). The best known is the Great Sphinx of Giza."

Webster's Dictionary adds that it might also have a ram or hawk head.

The sphinx statue has spread around the world, and transformed as it moved. Find them and visit them.

The Egyptian Sphinx

"The Egyptian sphinx is an ancient iconic mythical creature usually comprised of a recumbent lion – an animal with sacred solar associations – with a human head, usually that of a pharaoh."

"What names ancient Egyptians called the statues is unknown. The Arabic name of the Great Sphinx, Abu al-Hôl, translates as "Father of Terror". The Greek name "Sphinx" was applied to it in Antiquity though it has the head of a man, not a woman."

Giza Sphinx

Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas, USA

The Greek Sphnx

There was a single Sphinx in Greek mythology, a unique demon of destruction and bad luck, according to Hesiod a daughter of the Chimaera and Orthrus, or, according to others, of Typhon and Echidna— all of these chthonic figures. She was represented in vase-painting and bas-reliefs most often seated upright rather than recumbent, as a winged lion with a woman's head; or she was a woman with the paws, claws and breasts of a lion, a serpent's tail and birdlike wings. Hera or Ares sent the Sphinx from her Ethiopian homeland (for the Greeks remembered the Sphinx's foreign origins) to sit outside Thebes and ask all passersby history's most famous riddle: "Which creature in the morning goes on four feet, at noon on two, and in the evening upon three?" She strangled anyone unable to answer. The word "sphinx" comes from the Greek Sf???, Sphinx, apparently from the verb sf????, sphingo, meaning "to strangle". Oedipus solved the riddle: man – he crawls on all fours as a baby, then walks on two feet as an adult, and walks with a cane in old age. Bested at last, the Sphinx then threw herself from her high rock and died. In fact, the exact riddle asked by the Sphinx was not specified by early tellers of the story and was not standardized as the one given above until much later in Greek history.

Corinthian Sphinx 7th century BC

Sphinx at Belvedere park, Vienna, Austria

Remember:

"Not all human-headed animals of antiquity are sphinxes. In ancient Assyria, for example, bas-reliefs of bulls with the crowned bearded heads of kings guarded the entrances to temples. In the classical Olympian mythology of Greece, all the deities had human form, though they could assume their animal natures as well. All the creatures of Greek myth that combine human and animal form are survivals of the pre-Olympian religion: centaurs, Typhon, Medusa, Lamia."

all information taken from Wikipedia

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Instructions for Posting a Sphinx Sculptures Waymark:

Post a pic of your GPS, a Close up of the Sphinx (where the Sphinx Statue takes up at least 3/4 of the frame), and a shot of the Sphinx in it's environment.

Please include the picture of the environmental shot on the waymark page.

It would also be nice to include any information about the Sphinx known to you. (is it in a public park, museum, is it temporary, how long has it been where it is,)

Please post a pic in the mark description.

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Post a picture of your GPS (time stamp), and maybe another of the statue.

Please update any changes in the status of the statue or it's surroundings.

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Sphinx leeuwen Nieuport Memorial in- Nieuwpoort

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Andre 61

location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

date approved: 6/11/2022

last visited: 6/14/2022

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Sphinx SculpturesRij met Sphinxen - Dierenpark Amersfoort - Amersfoort, NL

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In the Dierenpark Amersfoort there is a proper 'sacred way' with Sphinxes in Egyptian style in the baboon habitat

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Becktracker

location: Utrecht, Netherlands

date approved: 5/2/2022

last visited: 6/12/2022

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Sphinx SculpturesTwo Sphinxes - Park Glienicke, Berlin, D

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Two sphinxes guarding a stairway in the classizism park of Glienicke Castle, designed by the famous architect Schinkel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Berlin, Germany

date approved: 4/27/2022

last visited: never

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Sphinx SculpturesSphinx of Hatshepsut - NYC, NY

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The Sphinx of Hatshepsut, ca. 1479–1458 B.C., is on display in the Met's Egyptian collection, to the left of the Temple of Dendur.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hzoi

location: New York

date approved: 4/12/2022

last visited: 4/15/2022

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Sphinx SculpturesSphinx Statues at the Mausoleum of Frank Winfield Woolworth - Bronx NY

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There are two sphinx statues in the front of the mausoleum of Frank Winfield Woolworth, Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx NY. He was the founder of the F.W. Woolworth Co.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: New York

date approved: 9/16/2021

last visited: 9/16/2021

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Sphinx SculpturesSphinx on top of the Scandic Hotel - Aarhus, DK

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On top of the Scandic Hotel in Aarhus you will find 4 Sphinx's

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Denmark

date approved: 9/8/2021

last visited: never

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Sphinx SculpturesLes Sphinxs gardiens de l'entrée - Chenonceau, Centre, France

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[FR] une paire de sphinx du XVIIIème siècle à l'entrée du château encadrent cette allée d'honneur magnifique. [EN] A pair of 18th century sphinxes at the entrance to the castle frame this magnificent avenue of honor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tromel

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 7/29/2021

last visited: 7/29/2021

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Sphinx SculpturesSphinx Wertheimpark - Amsterdam (NL)

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2 Sphinx Sculptures at the entrance to the Wertheimpark in Amsterdam.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F

location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 1/15/2021

last visited: 10/10/2021

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Sphinx SculpturesSphinx du Mausolée - Montréal, Qc

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Le sphinx placé à l'entrée d'un mausolée au Cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LadyKarine

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 12/12/2020

last visited: 1/5/2022

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Sphinx SculpturesTemple Newsam Sphinx Gates - Temple Newsam, UK

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This pair of sphinxes are on a gateway leading to a farm on the Temple Newsam estate.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/19/2020

last visited: never

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Sphinx SculpturesAmasa B. Watson Mausoleum Sphinx - Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Sphinx Statue in Oak Hill Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member theHostas

location: Michigan

date approved: 10/25/2020

last visited: 11/2/2020

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Sphinx SculpturesSphinx in the Cemetery - Caslano, TI, Switzerland

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A sphinx sculpture in front of a Egyptian style mausoleum in the municipal cemetery of Caslano.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Ticino, Switzerland

date approved: 10/9/2020

last visited: never

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Sphinx SculpturesSphinxs of Historic Archieves - Pontevedra, Galicia, España

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Two sphinx on the entrance

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 9/27/2020

last visited: 9/26/2020

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A two meter tall Sphinx Sculpture in the northeastern part of the Botanical Garden

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Skåne, Sweden

date approved: 9/17/2020

last visited: 2/19/2022

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Sphinx SculpturesSculpture du Sphynx - Saint Etienne, Auvergne Rhône Alpes, France

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[FR] Une statue de sphynx en fonte en centre ville de Saint-Etienne. [EN] A statue of cast iron sphynx in the city center of Saint-Etienne.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bono2333

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 1/31/2020

last visited: 1/31/2020

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Sphinx SculpturesLancashire Fusiliers Cenotaph Sphinx - Salford, UK

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This sphinx is on top of a WWI war memorial that commemorated the men of the Lancashire Fusiliers regiment who died in WWI.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/10/2020

last visited: never

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Sphinx SculpturesVier Sphingen auf dem Hauptfriedhof - Gotha, TH, Deutschland

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Vier Bronzesphingen tragen eine Marmorstele neben einer Engelstatue auf dem Hauptfriedhof in GOtha.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Thüringen, Germany

date approved: 6/28/2019

last visited: never

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Sphinx SculpturesGreek Sphinxes - New Haven, CT

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A pair of Greek sphinx sculptures are located on an unused cemetery plot in Grove Street Cemetery at 227 Grove Street, New Haven, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 4/16/2019

last visited: 6/13/2021

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Sphinx SculpturesGiza Sphinx toothpick model - Syracuse, New York

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Located in the Toothpick World portion of the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology. Armory Square Syracuse, New York

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mTn_biKer65

location: New York

date approved: 3/29/2019

last visited: never

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Sphinx SculpturesSphinx; Bismarck Monument - Berlin, Germany

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A Sphinx sculpture as part of the Bismarck National Monument

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: Berlin, Germany

date approved: 2/1/2019

last visited: 5/27/2016

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Sphinx SculpturesHieracosphinx - Laval, Qc

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Ce sphinx est situé dans le parc de la Berge du Pêcheur à Laval.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LadyKarine

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 1/26/2019

last visited: 1/26/2019

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Sphinx SculpturesIndia Shrine Sphinx - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA

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Golden Egyptian Sphinx at the parking entrance of the India Shrine Temple, 3601 NW 36th St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member vulture1957

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/18/2019

last visited: never

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Sphinx SculpturesSphinxes on the Royal Scottish Academy - Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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Eight sphinxes (two on each corner) on the roof of the Royal Scottish Academy

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/3/2018

last visited: never

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Sphinx SculpturesSphinx - Fred Jones Art Museum, Norman, OK

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A Sphinx sculpture outside the Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum, on the campus of The University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/25/2018

last visited: never

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Sphinx SculpturesRake Family Plot in Charles Evans Cemetery - Reading, PA

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Sitting in the middle of a ring of markers for the Rake family, is a very unusual looking monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Janila

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/25/2018

last visited: never

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