The Great Sphinx is Reopened
Written by Danny P Ocean on November 11, 2014
After being closed to the public for three years, the Sphinx will be open to tourist.
“The Sphinx courtyard will be opened for the first time since the restoration” of the monument, Antiquities Minister Mohammed al-Damati told reporters on a tour of the site.
However, a date for the opening has not yet been set, said Mohammed al-Saidi who supervised the restoration.
This mainly involved replacing some slabs on the left side of the statue “where there were cracks”, and refurbishing the chest and neck of the monument with a new coating to prevent further erosion, Saidi said.
“Once the courtyard is opened, tourists can walk around the Sphinx.”