posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 06:22 AM
Originally posted by HomerinNC
The nose was the unfortunate victim of target practice by the Turks in the Turkish period
i was taught in school, back in the early 1960s... before political correctness became rampant...
that soldiers used the Shinx' nose for target practice....
the Troops included: Turks, British, even something doing with Napoleon over the course of many years
i think the defaced nose was a likeness of this female daughter of Khufu, Hetepheres
(on a wiki page)
its not a feline nose at all on this smaller Sphinx residing at a Cairo museum today
(sorry no tiny thumbnail photo available)
meanwhile, here's the latest revisionist history of why the Sphinx nose is defaced
Did Napoleon's troops shoot the nose off the Sphinx? By Tom Holmberg
...Another Riddle of the Sphinx was how it lost its nose. It is widely accepted that it occurred during the Muslim Arabs' invasion of Egypt. Since
the Sphinx was a symbol of pagan gods, the Arabs defaced it by scratching the eyes and chopping off the nose.
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