Built around 2500 BC, the Great Sphinx was buried up to its shoulders by the time archaeologists began excavating at the site in 1817. It wasn't until 1936 that the statue was completely uncovered and its head was fully restored. Evidence at the site suggests earlier excavations were also attempted, one as early as 1400 BC.
How Much Do You Know About the History of Europe?
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