Riddles of the Sphinx

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Zahi Hawass
See the video diaries of Zahi Hawass, read about his latest discoveries, and see articles about and by Hawass himself.

Ancient Egypt Research Associates
Learn about this organization, led by archeologist Mark Lehner, and see the latest updates from the field at the Lost City site blog, and more.

The American Research Center in Egypt
Find out about all the Egyptian research, archeological expeditions, and conservation efforts supported by the ARCE.


The Sphinx Revealed: A Forgotten Record of Pioneering Excavations
by Patricia Usick and Deborah Manley. British Museum Press, 2007.

The Secrets of the Sphinx: Restoration Past and Present
by Zahi Hawass. American University in Cairo Press, 1998.

Giza Reports: Giza Plateau Mapping Project, Vol. 1
by Mark Lehner and Wilma Wetterstrom (eds.). Ancient Egypt Research Associates, 2006.

Mountains of the Pharaohs: The Untold Story of the Pyramid Builders
by Zahi Hawass. Doubleday Religion, 2006.

The Complete Pyramids: Solving the Ancient Mysteries
by Mark Lehner. Thames and Hudson, 2008.

Behind Closed Eyes: Dreams and Nightmares in Ancient Egypt
by Kasia Szpakowska. The Classical Press of Wales, 2003.


"Uncovering the Secrets of the Sphinx"
by Evan Hadingham. Smithsonian Magazine, February 2010.

"Egypt: New Finds Show Slaves Didn't Build Pyramids"
Associated Press. The New York Times, January 11, 2010.

"Lost City"
by Jack McClintock. Discover Magazine, October 1, 2001.

"The Sphinx: Who Built It and Why?"
by Zahi Hawass and Mark Lehner. Archaeology, September/October, 1994.

"Computer Rebuilds the Ancient Sphinx"
by Mark Lehner. National Geographic, April 1991.

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