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St. Petersburg Sights

Egyptian Sphinxes (Yegipetskiye Sfinksy)

  • nab. Universitetskaya Map It
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Updated 06/25/2013

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Two of St. Petersburg's more magnificent landmarks stand on the landing in front of the Repin Institute, leading down to the Neva. These twin statues, which date from the 15th century BC, were discovered during an excavation at Thebes in the 1820s. They were apparently created during the era of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, whose features they supposedly bear. It took the Russians more than a year to transport the sphinxes from Thebes.

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nab. Universitetskaya, St. Petersburg, 199034, Russia

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