. Sphinx of Giza, Egypt
Another Egyptian wonder, the Sphinx of Giza has the body of a lion
and the head of a Pharaoh, believed by most to be that of king Khafre.
It was carved from soft limestone, and has been slowly falling apart
over the years. A popular theory of the missing nose claims Napoleon’s
soldiers shot it off with a cannon in 1798, but early sketches
discovered of the Sphinx without a nose predate Napoleon’s rampage.