12.11.2014 - News

Сфинкс открывается для туристов после реставрации

Tourists can visit the area again, where the Great Sphinx, after a long renovation.

The Minister of Antiquities of Egypt, Mohammed al-Damati. However, the exact opening date is not yet known.

The area around the statue, which, it is assumed, was built during the reign of Pharaoh Khafre (2558-2532 gg. BC), was under construction for nearly four years. Restoration included replacement of blocks on the left side of the statue, which were cracked and added a special coating to prevent further erosion.

As the approaching winter tourist season in Egypt, this news has encouraged visitors, whose number has fallen significantly in recent years due to protests, civil insurrection, to visit the country of pharaohs.

Author: Anastasiia Trepyton
Sourse: www.telegraph.co.uk