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China tries to imitate Egyptian Sphinx

Tuesday 22/May/2018 - 04:05 PM
Sada El Balad

China has tried to imitate Egyptian Sphinx in an attempt to compete with Egyptian tourism for the

China made it of 20 meters high and 60 meters long according to China newspaper "China.org" posted on its Facebook page.

 

This was not the first time that China imitates the statue of the Egyptian Sphinx and placed it in a garden to take advantage of it.

 

Two years ago، the Chinese authorities demolished a copy of the statue of Sphinx after the Egyptian government objected to it. It confirmed that the imitated statue damaged the Egyptian national cultural heritage.

 

According to Chinese reports, the statue was built as part of a movie scene. Hebei Great Wall also built a copy of the Louvre and Temple of Heaven.

 

After completing the construction of the Chinese Sphinx، the Egyptian government lodged a complaint to UNESCO in May 2014.The complains noted that UNESCO should be notified of the construction of this copy for the film in line with international agreements.


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