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Debunking the Giza Sphinx “Closed Eyes” Rumor

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A photo of the great Giza sphinx has been circulating on social media that showed the sphinx statue sleeping, which made people think that it’s not a real photo, and some felt that it was for the sphinx statue copy in China.

However, the photo was photoshopped to decrease its shadows, making it appear like its eyes were closed. And when we increased the shadows in the circulated one by a photo editing app, the eyes were there. And that’s before and after increasing the shadows.

Moreover, the photoshopped photo shows inconsistencies in the right eye’s shadows and pixels, proving that it is not a real one. 

It’s worth knowing that it’s not the first myth revolving around the statue, as several mysteries were linked to it. However, the sphinx is still there in Giza, and anyone can go and see it.

About the Giza Sphinx Statue

The statue stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. It was carved out of the bedrock during the Fourth Dynasty (c.2613–2494 BC), making it the oldest. Ancient Egyptian sphinxes represented the king with the body of a lion, as a demonstration of his power.

The statue has a one-meter wide nose lost as it was intentionally broken with instruments at an unknown time between the 3rd and 10th centuries AD.

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