For over 4000 years, the Sphinx has puzzled all who have laid eyes on it. What is this crouching lion, human-headed creature? Who built it and why?
To unlock its secrets, two teams of scientists and sculptors immerse themselves in the world of ancient Egypt — a land of pharaohs and pyramids, animal gods and mummies, sun worship and human sacrifice.
Co-produced with NOVA, Telfrance, and ARTE/France
Nominated for a Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Script for Television Documentary
Premiere Airdate: January 19, 2010 on NOVA/PBS
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