EGYPT: Crumbling Sphinx

Arriving at Manhattan from Cairo, one Arthur K. Woodley, civil engineer, recounted impressions gleaned during a recent visit to the Great Sphinx of Giza, as follows:

"There is grave danger that the cracks and fissures which have developed in the Sphinx may cause it to break up into shapeless chunks of stone, unless the efforts at restoration now being made by the Egyptian Government are successful. . . .

"The Sphinx's Egyptian beard, which descended from the chin to the chest, disappeared centuries ago; and its loss threw a tremendous strain on the...

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