The Sphinx lost his nose hundreds of years ago.
As you may have noticed, its giant 6500-year-old statue near the Egyptian pyramids — noseless, reports the Chronicle.info with reference on the Wall.
For many centuries that the nose of the Sphinx was deliberately repulsed for some special reasons, was accused of various armies and of individuals — British, Germans, and Arabs. In General, however, the blame still decided to pass on to Napoleon.
Almost none of these accusations are misplaced. In fact, the only one about whom it is safe to say that he actually caused the damage to the Sphinx, was a Sufi fanatic Muhammad Saim al-Dah, which the locals beat to death for vandalism in 1378. However, it is unlikely that he was able to recapture a two-meter piece of stone to a height of several tens meters.
British and German army, who visited Egypt during both world wars, not to blame: there are pictures of the Sphinx without a nose, is dated 1886.
As for Napoleon, preserved sketches of a noseless Sphinx, made by European travellers in 1737 for thirty-two years before the birth of the future French Emperor. When dvadtsatipyatiletnih General first laid eyes on the ancient statue of her nose was not likely for hundreds of years.
Napoleon’s campaign in Egypt was intended to break the English connection with India. The French army gave the country’s two major battles: the battle of the Pyramids (which, incidentally, was not the Pyramids) and the battle of the Nile (not having Neal’s irrelevant). Along with the 55-strong army Napoleon had led 155 of civilian experts — the so-called savants (scientists; the major experts in any field). It was the first professional archaeological expedition to Egypt.
When Nelson sank Napoleon’s fleet, the Emperor returned to France, leaving the army, and the “scientists” who continued to work without a leader. The result was a scientific work entitled “Description de I Egypte”(“Description of Egypt”) is the first accurate picture of the country, which have reached Europe.
However, despite all these facts, the Egyptian tour guides still tell the many crowds that the nose of the statue struck by a Cannonball during the Napoleonic battles with the Turks at the Pyramids.
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The most plausible reason for the lack of a Sphinx nose is 6000 years effects of wind and weather on the soft limestone.