14 Fun Facts About the Sphinx: A 15-Minute Book

14 Fun Facts About the Sphinx: A 15-Minute Book

by Caitlind Alexander
     
 

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The Great Sphinx of Giza is one of the most recognized statues in the entire world. It is also one of the largest, being almost as big as a football field! The statue is about 240 feet (73 meters) long and 20 feet (six meters) wide. It stands 65 feet (19.8 meters) tall.
Many mysteries still surround the sphinx. There are many things we don’t know about its

Overview

The Great Sphinx of Giza is one of the most recognized statues in the entire world. It is also one of the largest, being almost as big as a football field! The statue is about 240 feet (73 meters) long and 20 feet (six meters) wide. It stands 65 feet (19.8 meters) tall.
Many mysteries still surround the sphinx. There are many things we don’t know about its history and its purpose. How much do you know? Learn:
How long would it have taken to carve the sphinx?
Did the sphinx have a beard?
What happened to the sphinx’s nose?
Why was the sphinx covered in stone?
What does the stone tablet between the sphinx’s paws say?
What happened to the stones they took away when they carve out the sphinx?

Find out more about the sphinx and amaze your family and friends with these fun facts.
Ages 8 and up. All measurements in American and metric.

LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014082822
Publisher:
LearningIsland.com
Publication date:
02/03/2012
Series:
15-Minute Books , #59
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
617 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Caitlind Alexander is the author of over 60 books for children, including the Jamie and Kendall Broderick Mystery series, the Wonderful World of Animals series, the Miss Jones series, and a number of books in the 14 Fun Facts and 101 Fun Facts series.

Caitlind is also an accomplished speaker. She has given numerous talks to children and school classes. She also gives talks and seminars for writers on topics ranging from creating believable characters to publishing ebooks.

She lives in California where she loves to visit historic places and learn about new things. She also loves to travel and has been all over the world.

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