Monday, April 16, 2018

Seen in Giza : Egypt's Renaissance statue

Seen in Giza: Egypt’s Renaissance statue stands high in the square named after it in Giza. The statue was made by sculptor Mahmoud Mokhtar in 1928.
This is the most famous statue in Modern Egypt.
The father of modern sculpture in Egypt, Mahmoud Mokhtar wanted to symbolize Egypt after its independence from the UK in 1922. The Sphinx representing the past and besides a young Egyptian peasant lifting up her veil.
The statue was originally placed at Ramsis square but it was moved later to be beside Cairo University and Giza Zoo. 


  1. That statue is an awesome celebration of Egypt, from her ancient history to her forward-looking folk. Very, very nice. It would have been even cooler if the sphinx (Or maiden. Not being sexist.) sported a long, square goatee, as was the style among hip pharaohs of the day.

  2. Concerned expat4/18/2018 05:14:00 PM

    Lifting up her veil.... those were the days...


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