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80 Gorgeous Travel Photos from Around the World

Reader's Digest Logo By Lauren Cahn of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 80: Let's begin our world tour with one of the most magnificent and mysterious wonders of the world: The Sphynx, also known as the Sphynx of Giza. Located near Cairo, Egypt and not far from the Nile River, the Sphynx is an enormous limestone statue of the mythical creature that has the head of a human and the body of a lion. No one really can say what it's meant to depict or even how old it actually is. Here are 10 more ancient mysteries researchers still haven't been able to solve.

The Sphynx

Let's begin our world tour with one of the most magnificent and mysterious wonders of the world: The Sphynx, also known as the Sphynx of Giza. Located near Cairo, Egypt and not far from the Nile River, the Sphynx is an enormous limestone statue of the mythical creature that has the head of a human and the body of a lion. No one really can say what it's meant to depict or even how old it actually is. Here are 10 more ancient mysteries researchers still haven't been able to solve.

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