Life-size copycat Sphinx reappears two years after theme park pulled down the replica following complaint from Egypt
A full-size replica of the Great Sphinx of Giza has reappeared in a theme park in north China, reigniting fury from Egypt.
Egypt had reportedly called the replica an insult to its cultural heritage and demanded it be torn down when it was first erected in Hebei province in 2014.
Dismantling work did not take place until April 2016, but only the head was separated from the 20 by 60-metre (65 by 196-feet) statue.
However, the head of the fake Sphinx has been re-attached to its body last month, sparking an uproar from Cairo, according to Chinese news website Guancha.cn.
Ste Smith, Wirral, United Kingdom, 21 hours ago
I¿d rather see the real thing rather than some tacky fake
Balloonsforjamjars, London, United Kingdom, 19 hours ago
Not bothered about seeing either but I would prefer to visit China than Egypt.
newsredialonFacebook, London, United Kingdom, 19 hours ago
Since when did China take its marching orders from Egypt? Or, give a crap about what people think for that matter?
bob, The Great Lakes, United States, 16 hours ago
Not a good reproduction is it?
crh25, Anywhere, United States, 13 hours ago
I saw the real one back in the early 90's, and it was amazing!
Mannie Davis, Far North, New Zealand, 11 hours ago
I wonder if Egypt ever complained about the Luxor Casino in Las Vegas.
rlm6769-Tulsa, Tulsa, United States, 17 hours ago
I will just see the one in Las Vegas then!