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Title Egypt unwrapped : secrets of the Sphinx
Published 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 WATERFT  932 Rev/Eus  2012/05/08  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (59 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary "Was the Sphinx originally built with a lion's head and later remodeled? Dr. Zahi Hawass presents the latest theories and evidence in the mystery of the Sphinx. Edypt is a land filled with hidden treasures, buried secrets, and centuries of old mysteries left unsolved. Perhaps the greatest of these is the Sphinx, no one knows for sure who built it, or when. The Sphinx, a lion with the face of a pharaoh, towers above the Giza Plateau. It is a four-and-half thousand-year old puzzle, but now the latest science is offering new clues. The first Sphinx was sculpted around 2500 B.C. The Sphinx's body was created by carving limestone away to create the form of a lion. The Egyptians made a temple in honor of the Sphinx using the excess stone. The empty space around the Sphinx filled entirely with sand ove a long period of neglect. For that reason, only the head and top part of the Sphinx's back are shown in pictures of Giza. The body of the Sphinx, resembling a lion, was carved at a scale of 22:1 and the head at a scale of 30:1. It is also thought that the body of the Sphinx was stretched out of proportion due to three large fissures inside the stones. These fissures would have barred sculptors from finishing the bottom of the Sphinkx, so it was logical to elongate the body instead. Evidence suggests that at one time the Sphinx was colorfully painted. The first know pictures of the Sphinx were created by Egyptians when the Sphinx was over 1,000 year old."-- National Geographic Channel website
Notes Off-air recording of History Chanel broadcast May 8, 2012 Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Rated: PG
Credits Director: Barny Revill
Performer Narrator: Mark Halliley
Cast Cast
Notes Originally produced by : Atlantic Productions for National Geographic Channel in association with FIVE and Fremantle Media Enterprises, 2008
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Great Sphinx (Egypt)
SUBJECT Historic sites -- Egypt
Author Revill, Barny
Halliley, Mark
History Channel