We Tour July 16, 2018 at 02:10 pm

Africa’s tallest statues that are true works of art you should know about

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson | Staff Writer

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson July 16, 2018 at 02:10 pm

July 16, 2018 at 02:10 pm | We Tour

Great Sphinx of Giza – EgyptThe second tallest statue in Africa is the Great Sphinx of Giza which stands at 66ft.  The statue is found in Egypt and is a limestone statue of a mythical creature with a lion’s body and a human head. The statue is the oldest known monumental sculpture in Egypt and is said to have the head of King Khafre (c.2575-c.2465).

It is estimated to have taken 3 years to make with a total of 100 workers needed. The statute is also one of the world’s largest and oldest statues.


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