The Travel Photo of the Moment is of Avenue of the Sphinxes

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of Avenue of the Sphinxes and was taken by a rancid amoeba

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Sphinxes are mythological creatures with the body of a lion and the head of a human. They are most well-known as the focal point of ancient Egyptian sculpture. Sphinxes generally served as temple guardians, placed in association with important buildings like royal tombs and religious temples. Throughout the years, sphinxes have become iconic of ancient Egyptian culture.