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How the Sphinx

As long as we’re on the subject of sphinxes, we thought we’d mention a gorgeously illustrated book on how a particular sphinx got to New York CIty’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The book, How the Sphinx Got to the Museum, by Jessie Hartland, follows the journey of the Hatshepsut sphinx from Egypt to New York. We’re talking about an ancient artifact that had been buried for thousands of years making its way from the land of pyramids, across continents and oceans and all the way to the big city. That’s one long trip.

Filled with beautiful illustrations, fascinating facts and one of the most fun history lessons around. Check it out here.

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