The Sphinx of Giza.
This more-than-4500-years-old statue is certainly the most emblematic in the world.
This man-headed lion has intrigued archaeologists for generations. 73 meters long and 20 meters high, this megastructure remains enigmatic.
Why was it built... and above all, how?
The Sphinx of Giza stands on the outskirts of the city of Cairo. It seems to be the guardian of the temples and pyramids which served as tombs for the great kings of Egypt.
From the sky, we realize the Sphinx was not built with blocks of stone but directly dug into the rock, in the heart of the desert. Its head is larger than the Statue of Liberty. It has been carved out of several layers of limestone, and rises 20 meters above the ground. Its body is gigantic, as big as a jumbo jet and its huge legs are longer than a bus!
Digging deep under the desert sand, scientists discover that the Sphinx looked down on a vast artificial lake. Weird half-carved shelves discovered in the perimeter of the Sphinx zone, suggest that this famous sculpture never was finished - why?
We know which Pharaoh was attached to each pyramid because the Egyptians left many clues behind them. But the Sphinx remains an enigma. It has questioned historians for generations, but a new investigation is about to reveal which pharaoh it was built for. Researches have also revealed an amazing religious connection to the sun.
Was the Sphinx part of an elaborate machine to resuscitate the Pharaoh?
To unravel the mysteries of the Sphinx, we will penetrate into the heart of this incredible monument. We will explore its extraordinary temples, its cavities, its undergrounds, to reveal the secrets hidden in the heart of this ancient world wonder.