[–] Miralian 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Wow, Japanese tourists have been taking pictures of themselves in front of tourist attractions way longer than I thought.

[–] golgo91 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

Tourists have been taking pictures of themselves in front of tourist attractions since tourism existed

[–] ARsandOutdoors 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Tourism or the camera?

[–] BarneyAndFriends 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The Sphinx's nose survived until the 1300's when a drought struck the area. Peasants started praying to the Sphinx for rain. A muslim got mad about them worshipping the idol and broke the nose off. He was executed for vandalism.

[–] 1F4A9 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Typical

[–] chuckletrousers 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

broke the nose off

I thought it was supposed to be Napoleans artillery using it for target practice?

[–] BarneyAndFriends 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

[–] Camulos 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Shit, 1864 is at the end of the Boshin war in Japan, basically the end of the Samurai. These guys are some of THE LAST Samurai that lived.

[–] PhilKDick 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

"Boy, are we lost!

[–] lordvain2 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

For a split second, I was there.

[–] ARsandOutdoors 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Proof we are all out of Africa!!!!!

[–] Butterbread 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Sombreros...a donkey... You sure those aren't just migrants?

[–] ToFat2Fish 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That's pretty cool. On a side note it looks like the Sphinx has nigger bone structure. Look at how far the chin protrudes past forehead. Maybe they was kangz.

[–] middle_path 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

It actually used to just be a statue of a lion, then they shaped it into a man's head.

[–] SIayfire122 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Some people are wondering if it wasn't originally an anubis.

[–] TheTrigger 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

[–] collegetoker 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I heard that it was originally adorned with the head of Anubis. Also, I don't think that the people who carved on that head are the same people who built the pyramids or the sphynx.

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-reveals-great-pyramid-giza-focus.html

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/greenland-impact-crater-top-science-stories-2018-yir