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The Big Sphinx in North Geelong, Victoria 

The Big Sphinx in Victoria
The Big Sphinx in North Geelong, Victoria (Image Credits: Wikipedia)

The Story of The Big Sphinx

The Big Sphinx is located at the Sphinx Hotel in North Geelong, Victoria. The Sphinx Hotel offers ‘a taste of Egypt in the heart of Geelong.’ The gigantic Sphinx measures 15 metres high.

What’s a Sphinx?

A sphinx is a mythical creature consisting of a human head, the body of a lion and the wings of a falcon. Sphinxes are popularly found in Egypt, the largest being the Great Sphinx of Giza.

However, unlike the Big Sphinx in North Geelong, The Great Sphinx of Giza is much bigger and older. It measures approximately 20 metres high and 73 metres long. 

According to reports, the Giza Sphinx is approximately 4,500 years old. For this reason, it’s one of the most celebrated and recognized symbols of ancient Egypt. 

In ancient Egypt, Sphinxes were regarded as spiritual guardians. Like the Great Sphinx of Giza, male sphinxes had the head of a pharaoh while female versions depicted Hatshepsut, the famous queen of Egypt. 

Other Iconic Big Things of Australia in Victoria

Victoria is home to several other iconic and historical Big Things of Australia worth seeing. Here are some great examples. 

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