Visual Timeline: Sphinx

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2500 BCE: The Great Sphinx is built at Giza.
 
1900 BCE - 1500 BCE: Sphinxes are represented in Minoan art in pottery, plaques and fabrics.
 
1500 BCE - 1200 BCE: Sphinxes are represented in Mycenaean art, particularly in pottery and ivory carving.
 
900 BCE - 800 BCE: Surviving sphinxes from the Assyrian civilization, usually placed as guards outside palaces.
 
700 BCE - 300 BCE: Sphinxes are represented in Persian architecture either as free standing sculpture or in relief wall decoration.
 
700 BCE - 600 BCE: First appearance of sphinxes in ancient Greek art.
 
 
560 BCE: Naxos dedicates a large column and sphinx to the oracle of Apollo at Delphi.
 
550 BCE: First appearance in ancient Greek art of sphinxes with raised hind quarters.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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