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Unformatted text preview: very hard to quarry and carve. It took about 30-40 years to build a pyramid. Most of these funerary complexes were unfinished when the king died. 50-60,000 seasonal workers, 10,000 year round technical/craft spet staff. The Sphinx was carved from the bedrock. The Sphinx is a representation of the Pharaoh Khafre. It also served an apotropaic function (it turned away evil spirits) and served as a gate guardian for the pyramid complex. Egyptian tombs had complex painted wall carvings. These carvings showed the pharaoh/nobleman as much bigger than the other people....
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- Fall '08