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Egypt’s Great Sphinx of Giza appears in Chinese village


A full-size replica of the famous Great Sphinx of Giza, which stands 65 feet high and over 196 feet long, has appeared in a village in China. (YouTube/ The Daily Mail)

Now the Chinese don’t have to go to Egypt to see the Great Sphinx of Giza.

A full-size replica of the famous reclining creature has appeared outside Donggou village in Hebei Province.

Unlike the original limestone statue that sits in front of the Pyramid of Khafre on the Giza Plateau, this one has a reinforced steel framework and a concrete body. The designers have even copied its broken nose, the origins of which remain a mystery to this day. 

And according to the Daily Mail, the mysterious statue has been creating quite a stir. Residents have gathered to take photos of the bizarre addition, which stands 65 feet high and over 196 feet long.

So what exactly the sphinx doing in the middle of China?  It's reportedly part of a movie set and camera crews and actors were seen filming at the fake statue on Saturday.

Check out the video to see the monument in its full glory.