When the Dream stele was discovered, however, the lines of text were incomplete, only referring to a Khaf, and not the full Khafra.
The missing syllable ra was later added to complete the translation by Thomas Young, on the assumption that the text referred to Khafra.
It is known that the Sphinx has been renovated at least three times in history, and they argue that the rear part was carved by Khafre (Chephren), which accounts for the tradition linking Khafre with the Sphinx'.
(1)he head of the Sphinx is proportionally smaller than the body.
(1)Schoch argued that because the Nile valley experienced the 'Nabtian Fluvial' from 10,000 to 3,000 B.Taking all things into consideration, it seems that we must give the credit of erecting this, the worlds most wonderful statue, to Khafre, but always with this reservation that there is not one single contemporary inscription which connects the Sphinx with Khafre, so sound as it may appear, we must treat the evidence as circumstantial, until such time as a lucky turn of the spade of the excavator will reveal to the world a definite reference to the erection of the Sphinx.- Found at Ghiza by Auguste Mariette in the 1850's, in the ruins of the Temple of Isis clearly states that Khufu restored the Sphinx.The word "Sphinx" comes from the Greek Σφιγξ Sphingx, apparently from the verb σφιγγω sphinggo, meaning "to strangle" (note that the γ takes on a 'ng' sound in front of both γ and ξ).
This may be a name derived from the fact that the hunters for a pride are the lionesses and they kill their prey by strangulation, biting the throat of prey and holding them down until they die. Greek Sphinx's: The historians and geographers of Greece wrote extensively about the Egyptian culture and their writings were circulated widely with Greek and Roman culture.
Senior forensic expert Frank Domingo of the New York Police Department, using his own detailed measurements taken of the Sphinx, determined through forensic drawings and computer analysis that the face of the Sphinx and the face seen on signed statues of Khafre could not be one and the same person , noted that the red colour was still visible on its cheeks, and that fragments of a colossal stone beard were discovered in 1817, upon which it was noted that all the internal joining surfaces of the blocks had been figured full of the idol gods of the most profane and Cainite Egypt.