In Search of History: Sphinx of Egypt [VHS]

9780767007061: In Search of History: Sphinx of Egypt [VHS]

" For thousands of years, it has gazed impassively at the desert sands, confounding viewers with its enigmatic appearance. Now, the mysteries of the Great Sphinx are revealed in this investigation. Probe the many enduring riddles of the mysterious half-man, half beast. Commentary from leading experts, astonishing computer graphics and the latest scientific findings combine to make this the definitive examination of the famous ruin. Find out why the body and head are made of different stones, and ponder why any ruler for it is universally acknowledged that the Sphinx's head is that of a pharaoh would allow his image to be put on the body of a cat. Hear the latest theories about whose visage it is, and review up-to-the-minute findings about its construction. Finally, an astonishing computer simulation shows what the Sphinx looked like when it was built, long before it was abandoned to the desert sands and scarred by the potshots of Napoleon's troops."

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